I'm 21 years old and have been studying piano for only 6 months now. I'm following John Thompson's course, hanon exercises and currently in 3rd grade.
My worry is that I'll be working soon, and I allotted 1 hour practice 3 times a week before I go to bed, and 2-3 hour practice in the morning before my actual lessons every Sunday.
For those of you who are full-time employees, do you find the time to practice despite being exhausted from work? How do you keep yourself motivated?
Also, I've been feeling like I haven't improved much lately. I always feel happy whenever I play, and feel energized when I practice pieces that I like/love, but when I have to practice the small pieces from my lesson book, I feel like I have to force myself through it till I get to a song I have fun playing. I mention this because I wonder if this stops me from improving?