You should reread the post. Did you do it? OK, read it again. So let's try this again. If you become and English Major first, chances are you won't be playing everyday and your skills will deteriorate. The courses that you take will be outside of music's content area, and you may very well be eclipsed from university ensembles. You may not practice daily as there is no one holding you/your performance to that higher standard. It is possible but not usual for non-majors to study privately. All of these facts could make the process of transferring or changing majors at a later time all that much more difficult. Juxtapose that scenario with anyone's experience in their high school music program where they "are played" daily by their director. Get it? It is certainly expected that one will improve their skills technically and musically as a college music major (or even as a non-major who plays daily) however, it is very difficult (according to the Bible, impossible) to serve two masters. No one ever said "can't improve" except you; I said difficult to improve without the consistency that your program provides. No one in their right mind would ever suggest that future music/music ed majors are at the height of their powers as performers or musicians coming directly out of high school. How ridiculous!! However, in light of the argument I've posited, you can see that it is likely that a high school senior could and should play better than a second semester freshman non-music major. Thus, my recommendation that you "do music first": it is easier to transfer "out" to another major than to transfer "in" from another, nonrelated field of study. It was intuitively obvious what I was attempting to say and I'm sorry you missed it. PS The word "Can't" is a contraction of the words "can not" and has an apostrophe.