I got an A+ when I studied piano at York and I never had good marks in high school. When I got that mark from I remember thinking – oh so that’s how those people in high school got top marks, they just studied and reviewed all the fucking time. I practised endlessly, I lived with the piano, sometimes I slept in the piano cubicles.
Some people tell me the day of our lessons that they just crammed the info today or last night. I explain to them the unlikelihood of progress with only working that day instead of everyday but it doesn’t necessarily wake them up.
Making the effort to do the work is something people have to teach themselves.