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View Poll Results: Do you play as a job or as a hobby?

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  • Career

    59 14.82%
  • Hobby

    205 51.51%
  • I get paid occasionally/not full time musician

    134 33.67%
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    teach and gig during twenty years to earn some money and I always feel like a newbie, damn, so many things to learn from music !


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    I hung up the dancing shoes many moons ago. I knew I'd never be a good teacher, wouldn't like studio work and gigs suddenly dried up in the mid-to late 80's.
    That was it for me as far as being a 'pro'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat
    I am sure that you are right Kris. However, many 'amateurs' are passionate about what they do ( and attain a very high standard ) and many 'Pros' are what in English we would call 'time-servers.' Not so much in jazz perhaps, but in pit orchestras and second tier classical ensembles etc. I believe Mark Kleinhaut was a banker (could be wrong there) but he is hardly what one would describe as amateur or hobbyist.
    Thanks! I’m still a banker after 42 years of it. I could retire, but I actually really like the work. Not like I love guitar playing of course. I’m a true amateur in the literal meaning of the word.