Do you practice? How much?

February 23, 2017

Yes. Being good at something requires commitment, practice, training, and time. When I was competing I’d usually ramp up my practice to nearly two hours a day. In the off-season I usually practice around 45 minutes per day. Much of that is in the car on the way to and from work. In April of 1996 I did a Graceland pilgrimage and whistled for around 4-5 hours every day. Yes, I was alone. No one could tolerate that much whistling – I even had trouble! By the end of each day my lips would be trembling from over puckerage! It paid off…that year I came in first in the pop and classical categories and won the first place grand championship!