Drum Lessons in Tulsa | Effective Lessons

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Okay. And this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be discussing how you can have the maximum effectiveness in your drum lessons in Tulsa. Without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a music instructor for five years, going on six years now and I’ve loved every single minute of it. I’ve learned so much teaching music and it has been incredibly fun to teach music to kids and adults anywhere from the age of five to 50 my oldest student is 60 and so I have a large plethora of students of all ages and it’s fun getting challenged to teach at different ages with different backgrounds, different individual challenges of them selves.

And so I’ve also been a musician for 11 years now, going on 12 years and am really looking forward to dominating in the guitar and not just dominating, but being, becoming more skilled myself in the areas of guitar such as RNB and Neo soul music. I am really looking to grow and my musical knowledge as well as my musical skill. And to do that, it will take some time. It’ll take some patients, it’ll take some intentionality and attention, but it will pay off and it will be worth it. The question is what will I use it for? And in my opinion, I will use it because I want to work at as an instructor and two, because I want to have my own music career and be a part of worship bands, ministry, music, ministry is my life. And so this coming year, in the years to come, I will be learning everything I can about music, ministry, the ins and outs, and how I can become better every single day.

Without further ado, we’re going to be discussing how you can maximize the effectiveness of your drum lessons in Tulsa. And I’m mainly going to be talking for instructors on how they can maximize the effectiveness of their drum lessons in Tulsa, whether the, they’re 30 minutes, whether they’re 45 minutes or whether they are an hour long lesson, no matter what, you can have the effectiveness that you want. So our first point we’re going to talk about having clear and concise goals and how important that is to how you can have specific times set for each topic that you talk about in your drum lessons in Tulsa.

And thirdly, how you can use the edge method to help you organize and transfer your skill to your students. The first point in this podcast is going to be having a clear and concise goal. Well, this is goal setting one Oh one you’ve got to know where you want to go before you get there. Before you go, before you go, you want to know where you’re going. We want to start with the end in mind. And so what is the end goal look like for you and your student? What does the end goal look like for your student? Are they wanting to play classical flamenco guitar? Are they wanting to learn jazz? Are they wanting to learn more Spanish? She sounding music. Are they wanting to learn RMB or even Neo soul styles of music?

Maybe they want to play for their school talent show. Maybe they want to have a music career like I do. Whatever it is you need to figure out and clearly find out what their goal is by the end of these drum lessons in Tulsa. Where are we wanting to get to? That will help you kind of create a roadmap or like I like I like, I love to say reverse engineer the goal, you know we’re starting at zero but we want to get to a hundred if a hundred is the goal, we need to count backwards from 100 to zero. All right? My next point is going to be how you can have a specific times set for each topic. Mainly what I’m meaning here is when you start your lesson, you want to have time margins for each thing that you want to talk about.

For instance, whenever I start a 30 minute lesson, the first five minutes I’m going to build rapport and for the, for the next two minutes I’m going to give a preview of what the lesson will be about and what the objective is, but for the next five minutes I’m going to review the last learn topic. Whether that was what we learned last week, whether that was a song, whether that was a chord, we’re going to refresh by talking about what we learned last so that we can pick up from there and move forward. And the main reason we want to do that is because we never want to get beyond the student. We never want to teach beyond what they can physically.

And so we want to make sure that wherever we left off that they’re not still having questions or if they do have questions that they’re asking them and that we are finding and addressing any issues that have or arou aroused throughout the week. And we can correct any mistakes with fingering or with a chord shapes or with the notes on the scale. We can kind of correct any mishaps before we get started. This is trusting but verify. This is insurance trust, but verify. And so I like to, for the first five minutes, build rapport and give a preview of the lesson for the day. The next five minutes I want to review what we learned last and then from there, correct. Any mistakes that we, that may arise and address anything that needs to be changed.

Now the next 15 minutes will be the new topic that we’re going to be discussing. And then lastly, for the last five minutes, I’m going to, talk about how they can be practicing what we’ve learned today at home from drum lessons in Tulsa. And then for the last two minutes we’re gonna I’m going to have them physically practice in front of me as if they were at home. That way I know exactly that they have understood what I’ve asked them to do at home. So this is a good method and format for listen types. Now my last point it’s going to be how you can use the edge method, the edge method to transfer the skill of your in your students to transfer what you know, get it out of your head, into their head and out of your skillset into their skill set. This is, you’re doubling yourself.

You’re, you’re duplicating yourself. It’s like making a copy. You want them to do everything exactly like the way you, you have done it and then they can add their own spin on it later. This is how you duplicate. And at the moment I’m actually thinking about how this is really ties into all of life. And that is really cool to me. To me, I call it a principle, it’s called the principle. So the edge method is actually an acronym for the words. Explain, demonstrate, guide and enable for drum lessons in Tulsa. Again, the edge method is an acronym for explain, demonstrate, guide, and enable.

When you are trying to transfer skill, the first thing you want to touch on is just explaining what you’re going to do. And then two, you’re going to demonstrate by giving visual a visual. So you’re going to do it for them. Thirdly, you’re going to guide them in doing it. You’re going to take them through the process and with the concept of like holding their hand through the process in drum lessons in Tulsa. And then lastly, enable them. They should be able to demonstrate it on their own, what you’ve just taught them. This not only fully transfer skill, but it also hits all four of the ways that people learn. Tactile, hands-on, visual learners, audible learners and people who need a hand through it. So that’s how you can maximize your drum lessons in Tulsa.