I would practice every day for four or five hours a day, or three hours, just to continue. If you practice for four or five months, you reach the point where you don’t feel like practicing anymore. You might say, “I practiced for four months, and I’m not really that much better.” And, you want to quit. But, I would just keep practicing, even on the days I didn’t want to play. I would listen to trumpet players all the time, and I just fell in love with playing, from the time I was a freshman or sophomore in high school. I didn’t know whether I would be able make it professionally playing music because I was checking my daddy out, and he wasn’t really making a good living playing, but a certain level of achievement I knew I would be on. Just as a freshman I would make the All-State Orchestra, or play in the Civic Orchestra, the Youth Symphony. I would win certain auditions. I really understood that I needed to practice. So at one point I just made up my mind that I really would practice and just develop.