It takes 10,000 hours of practice to turn talent into top performance, according to a German study. Researchers at Berlin’s Academy of Music analyzed a group of violin students who started at age five.
. . . by the age of 20, the elite performers had each totalled 10,000 hours of practice, while the merely good students had accrued 8,000.
“It seems it takes the brain this long to assimilate all it needs to know to achieve true mastery,” lead researcher Daniel Levitin was quoted by the British newspaper as telling BBC’s ‘Focus’ magazine.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.