As a small ant starting to play the violin it was difficult for my parents to get me to practice. I preferred going out to the park and playing with my friends!
My parents knew however that I needed to practice everyday to improve my playing and tried to find ways to convince me that practicing the violin was as cool as playing with my friends!
They knew I loved to play for friends, family and at the school concerts so they told me 'Max, if you want to perform publicly you need to practice'. Boy were they right!