by Sammy Johnson
Musicians can’t improve their skills without practice, but sometimes we are so burnt out or we do not physically have enough hours in the day to ensure we practice everything we need to. We have 2 members in the middle of their doctoral studies, teaching, and gigging; 1 member working on a dissertation, teaching, and gigging; and 1 member playing full time with the United States Army Field Band. You can bet all four of us have felt guilty for not practicing when we know we should be! Here are 4 things we try to keep in mind when the inevitable guilt begins to boil.