What do I do to become one with my instrument?
I dunno, I don't know any of my peers who can honestly say they practice 8 hours a day EVERY DAY. I'm in a performance degree and I definitely don't practice that much.I just ran some basic calculations on that 10K hour thing. That is ~3.5 years of 8 hours of practice every day. Roughly what you might put into a performance degree. So that will get you to the expert level, but I'm thinking that is not quite enough for the virtuoso level.