I practice 4 hours a day minimum. Winter break and summer break I plan on going for 6 or more. There are just so many fundamentals to be covered that I find it necessary. I research about this stuff all the time in my free time and schedule my practice sessions with much detail in a journal. My professor told me I have a great understanding of this stuff and have a lot of potential. I figured, well I’m 18, within 4 years if I keep up my hard work I could go somewhere with this. I just love playing trumpet, learning how to get better, and like teaching how to do things on trumpet to other people when my peers ask me. I can’t imagine loving another job as much as something music related. I’m a freshman in college now and wondering about the possible ways I can make a career out of playing and teaching. How does one become a professor anyways? I would love to be a trumpet professor some day. I enjoy history very much too and teaching music history would be awesome. I do plan on attending a conservatory for grad school so I’m practicing a ton now and doing well in all my music classes (I’m a music major btw). But not sure of the possibilities after that. I would be practicing right now, but I just feel so frickin sick. Something I ate, I know it. I know some people in the music field hold numerous jobs to make ends meet. I just need to understand the job prospects and what I could do to make a living from teaching and playing.