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Many people who excel are self-taught.
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
I'm all self-taught. I never had a teacher. Even for English, and French, and German, I hardly went to school.
My father was a trained accountant, a BCom from Sydenham College and a self-taught violinist. In the 1920s, when he was in his teens, he heard a great violinist, Jascha Heifetz, and he was so inspired listening to him that he bought himself a violin, and with a little help from an Italian teacher, he learned to play it.
I actually went to film school, but I didn't like it. I'm basically self-taught.
I'm a self-taught guitarist, but I have a classical music background.
The brainy class is made up of individuals who think for themselves and beyond formal education are continuous learners who tend to be self-taught.
I consider myself something of a self-taught anthropologist. I try not to talk about something unless it's something I love. But if it's something that really annoys me, I fixate on it, learn something about it and then, when I'm onstage, it comes out.
When you play with great musicians, whether they're schooled or self-taught, they keep you on your toes. It comes down to people's personalities and individual energies.
I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that's something that can be developed. It can be self-taught.
Fred L. Turner
I'm self-taught and emailed photographers I knew if I had questions I couldn't figure out from the manual or online.
I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players.
My brother Carl taught me how to play bass. I'm a self-taught keyboard player, though - I figured out our harmonies at the piano.
I have a four-and-a-half-, nearly five-octave range. I probably should have had extra lessons as a child, as I am certain my family heard my potential, but I didn't. I was in the choir as a schoolgirl, but really, it is all self-taught.
I'm not a trained chef. I'm a self-taught cook, and I want people to be like, 'Yo, I could do that! Maybe I didn't think to or maybe it seemed harder than it really is.'
I started off with violin, then I started learning guitar, then I went to piano. But I self-taught piano just because I enjoyed it. I've always really enjoyed music.
I started out making personal pieces, and realized that I actually like designing. I am self-taught, so I had a lot to learn technically.
I'm pretty much a self-taught player. My swing hasn't changed a whole lot, I don't think. But I watch a lot of people.
I am a self-taught guitarist. I just try to piece together passages that have some melodic value!
I love color. When I paint, I use a lot of color. I love art that has a vibrancy of color and compositions. I adore the Impressionists, and I'm influenced strongly by them as a self-taught artist.
Over the years my mom has become a self-taught Biblical scholar.
Kathie Lee Gifford
I was in a band in high school and college and I always had a love for music, but I didn't go to a conservatory or anything like that. I was fairly self-taught.
I've written since I was 10 years old, so I guess I'm self-taught. I've had some luck along the way, I must admit, and I've worked hard.
Linda Lael Miller
I got my first guitar in October of 1968. I'm self-taught.
My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.
John F. Kennedy
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