Failure

I am not sure if there really is any such thing as failure – in music or in life. With any given performance, you have an opportunity to learn, to improve and move forward. Whether you think you have crashed and burned or had the artistic triumph of the century, you can always learn from it and improve. The key, as the great Zen Master Suzuki said, is to maintain a beginner's mind. Music, like life, always flows forward.