“That was great. Now imagine how good you’d be if you actually practiced….” my teacher chided. I heard that statement a countless number of times. I always loved to PLAY piano, but I never wanted to actually PRACTICE piano. “Practice makes perfect, “ I heard over and over again. “If you want to play well, you need to practice!” Nowadays, I actually do enjoy practicing most of the time, although occasionally I find that my old habits still creep in. Suddenly, I am at the bench playing for fun instead of wood-shedding those tough spots that need a lot of attention. It’s those times that my dear, public school, music teacher hubby calls from the next room, “Honey, PERFECT practice makes perfect….” And he’s right.