This is a rhetorical question and inappropriate too, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Why? It's obvious because I ask if you can make a living by playing.
MY OWN SISTER IS (was) BALLERINA on professional level. She is born in Belgium of course, and her passion was BALLET. I don't remember me how many times she went to ballet school, she was 4-5 years old when she started, and was "spotted" several times to join a ballet company providing
- A HARD AND SPARTAN TRAINING
- NEXT OR PARALLEL WITH THE TRAINING THEY FOLLOWED CLASS.
BUT, I believe parents changed a lot on this problem, my father, open minded and my mother, more severe TOLD = NO WAY. First finish school, and than you have still time. I remember all this because it's so sad. She was the best of her class and won almost every contest, in competition with a girl named ANN THERESA DE KEERSMAECKER, on 10 confrontations my sister won 8. That girl has now a worldfamous company named ROSAS, ( http://www.rosas.be/) and she was accepted at the age of 14. My sister was accepted too after finishing school 18 years old. She was and still is the first who accomplished this, TOO old. (Were such parent/kids discussions the same in the USA? I believe parents push more to have a little "star" in your country) And yet
she could follow that class, 2 years in 1 year + an additional ballet training in MONTREAL.
It's sad to be the best, and to see that the second best is now world famous. (there are probably a lot more influences like character, organisation, management, so I 'll never know how it would end) She moved to Germany after Canada and earned not bad at all. TODAY she's 48 years old, her husband is 43, is from Mauritius and is starting slowly to become a frequent asked choreograph. But MONEY? Enough to survive and to live their lives.
A lot of parents were like mine in the 60ties.
This story is written because of CHOICES YOU HAVE TO MAKE. BEING VERY GOOD IN WHAT YOU DO AND HAVING LUCK.
[color=blue]- GITAARDOCPHIL SAIS: TO CONQUER DEAD, YOU HAVE TO DIE[/color] AND [color=blue] we are born to die[/color]
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
[color=blue]Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.[/color]