Preparing for the pianist’s career

Let us consider a little what possibilities and difficulties await the youth who desires nowadays to take up the piano professionally,and carve out a career for himself with its aid. It is, first of all,necessary to bear in mind that the present-day public demands greater attainment than ever before from executant artists. At least the case is rather that the existing conditions under which we live tend to make all endeavour very strenuous, therefore it grows increasingly hard to arrive at distinction in any walk of life.