When I was a child, I took two lessons (one private, one group) per week up through high school. I probably missed a few weeks within those 15 years (summer music camp, church camp, high school field studies) but I did the math and it was over 9,000! It was just a part of growing up and all members of my immediate family play some kind of instrument. I was lucky to have that much guidance and training because I still enjoy playing today. How many lessons have you had?