I am a part time player who tries to keep up my playing well enough to still play for money. I just wonder how I fit in with the rest of you. How often do you practice? How do you find time with a day job? When you practice, do you do things like Arban or Clarke or just play? I'll tell how I do it. I practice during the day when I work from home. When I'm on the road I bring a cornet with me and play when I can. The road stuff just keeps my lip going, I don't really learn anything. When I am home, I will play Arban and Charlier and Clarke. It's starting to get old for me. I think I need another book. On weekends, I play the same things and add recording myself. I have a lot of Music Minus One. I record a Concerto or whatever and my rest time is listening to see where I went wrong. Sometimes on a weekend I will record the same concerto 3 or 4 times.