Great advice!!! I was a fine high school player who made all the honor bands, all-state and so on, but once I got into a camp where some of the finest players from though out the country were attending, as well as some college age players, I soon realized that players like me were a dime a dozen. I had the finest training, went to a fantastic high school in Fairfax, Virginia (a great music county) and studied privately with Sanchez of the National Symphony and John Wright of the USMC President's Own. I had the desire, and the will to practice, but in the end I just didn't have what it takes to be in that top 10 percent of the top one percent. I wish you luck in seeing your dream through to the highest levels. Remember that you can be a great player and end up working in music, but just not in one of the top houses in the world. There is no shame in playing as a recording musician for a movie studio, or playing in a full time Disney Orchestra. As for me, I taught while trying to see my dream come true and fell in love with the students I taught. I have had a couple make it pretty big, but my experience of letting them know what it takes to PLAY FOR A LIVING helped them. Remember to dream big, but never let your head get so big that you can't get through the door to the room where you want to work. Oh how I dream what if I was just 1% better than I was? Good luck! I hope you make that top 10% of the top 1%. It's a great place for those who make it!