*Look upon your talent as something uniquely yours and develop it.
*One thing is certain: your progress will be proportionate to the quality an quantity of the effort expended.
*The essential ingredient in a teacher-pupil relationship, as in all relationships, is the sincere concern of one person for another.
*Productive practicing is a process that promotes self-integration. It is the kind of practice that puts you in touch with an all-pervasive order.
Let's make an effort this month to have patience, hope, and self-love as we head to our pianos to practice. Enjoy the process, and don't angst so much about the outcome.