“So you want to be a professional musician?” This is the question that many people ask themselves when deciding what path to take with their career. If the answer is “yes,” then it’s important for you to understand three points about professional musicians before deciding.
1) Professional musicians often have more than one job to make ends meet, including teaching lessons and playing in bands on weekends or evenings after work
2) Professional musicians must constantly update their skills with new technology so they can keep up with the latest trends
3) It takes years of hard work and dedication before professional musicians start earning an income comparable with other professionals
If you want to be a professional musician, it requires a lot of practice hours every day. It’s not just about how well you can play, but also about practicing time.
Professional musicians have to take care of their equipment and prepare for performances independently. They need to specialize in one specific type of music if they want to become successful- mastering different music types takes years. It will usually never happen unless the musician has a natural talent for more than one instrument or kind of music genre.