Drum Lessons In Tulsa | Achieving Goals

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be discussing how to reach musical goals in drum lessons in Tulsa. This is one of my favorite topics to talk about because as it has all to do with strategic planning and that is how my mind works, my mind works starting with the end in mind and then works its way backwards. It’s very difficult for me to start with the first step and a lot of what I do and therefore I have a hard time starting with step one. So without further ado, we’re going to be discussing how to set musical goals, how you can set music and reach your musical goals. We’re going to be discussing how important it is to be patient, how important it is to break big goals down into small goals and how exactly do we do that in drum lessons in Tulsa.

And thirdly, how to celebrate the little wins and why it’s important to celebrate the little wins. So without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been at music instructor for five years, going on six and I have loved every single minute of it. I’ve been an instructor at the Curtis music Academy for about a year this coming January. As of now it is December 26th and literally just a few days away before I had been playing guitar for 12 years. And so I’ve been a musician for almost 12 years this coming March and have learned so much and will learn even more in the future to come. So I have so much to, to tell you, so much to teach you about performing, about performing with others, about practicing, about growing your knowledge and about being diligent and patient in drum lessons in Tulsa.

And so today the points I’m going to hit as we talk about how to reach your musical goals is one, how you can be patient to breaking big goals into smaller goals in drum lessons in Tulsa. And thirdly, celebrating the small wins. So without further ado, our first point is being patient. Patience is a virtue in drum lessons in Tulsa. Patience is not something that you can just always flip a switch and there you have it. It’s something that has to be worked on and grown and built like a muscle. Patience is tough for a lot of people. I’m one of them. And you have to exercise your, your, your, your values.

You have to exercise your patient’s muscle in drum lessons in Tulsa. When playing and learning a new instrument, it’s often difficult to not get frustrated with yourself after the first 30, 45 minutes to an hour. It’s very tough because why? Well, do you want to learn faster, but you don’t know how to, and you’re trying to run blindly and you always keep tripping on something. And so it’s important to have a mentor or instructor there to kind of walk you through the process so that you ultimately get to where you want to go, but faster than the normal, faster than is it as if it was by yourself or alone. And so being patient is a key virtue that you will want to apply when when learning something new, it’s, it’s kind of required that you be patient with growth. In general. Growth requires patience.

Growth requires diligence in drum lessons in Tulsa. And growth requires, requires persistence. So it’s important to be patient. Secondly, it’s important to know how to break your bigger goals into smaller goals. And you may ask Steven, how do I break my bigger goals into smaller goals? Well, I’m glad you asked because if you’ve got a big goal, it’s kinda like an elephant. How do you eat an elephant? You have to eat it one bite at a time, one piece at a time, one chunk at a time. How do you build a skyscraper one brick at a time? So it’s important to, to understand the concept of smaller pieces build bigger pieces. It’s very similar to cutting down a tree. It’s one chop at a time or kind of when you’re trying to build a fence, well you’ve got a first cut down the tree and then you have to cut that tree into smaller pieces to build the fence. The tree isn’t flat in itself.

It has to be chopped down and cut into smaller pieces to create something completely different. So that CRE creates privacy in your, around your house. So you’ve got to understand this concept of small things lead to big things. Small habits lead to big payoffs in drum lessons in Tulsa. If we can understand that, I think that we’ll understand music a lot better. So breaking big goals into smaller goals. One way you can break your big goal down into small goals is first start with the end in mind. That is write your big goal down on a blank sheet of paper and then draw a box around it. So you might want to write small and in a square or rectangular shape, that will be step whatever, step X.

So from there you want to draw a line from that box down to about one inch or half an inch long, and then draw another box and say, okay, well if my goal was to play a song on guitar at the school talent show on this date, then what you’ll need to do is you’ll need to have applied and be on time to the event. Okay, so you’re at the time on the event at the school. Okay. At this time. So I’d write at the time, date, location that you’re going to arrive. Then from there, draw another line to the next box, which is you need to practice the song on guitar at home this amount of times to get really good. And that amount of time could be, I need to practice, I need to have practiced for 20 hours.

If it, if you practice anything for 20 now, 20 hours, I guarantee you you’re going to be pretty good. So I’d say, you know, price for 20 hours and then break that 20 hours into however long you have until the talent show. I would give it, you know, a week or yeah, shoot, I wouldn’t even say a couple of months, you know, three months break, 20 hours into three months, you know, that’s seven hours a month. A little less than seven hours a month. Break that seven hours into four weeks. And that’s about an hour and a half a week. So an hour and a half a week. So an hour and 30 minutes, it’s 90 minutes. And that’s about 2030 minutes a day in one week. So if you practice 30 minutes a day every single week, including the weekend for three months, you should be ready and very, very skilled when it comes time to play at the township.

So that’s just a few steps that you could create more. But that is one example of breaking a big goal into smaller goals in drum lessons in Tulsa. And reverse engineering. That is, lastly, we want to celebrate the little wins, the small wins. This is pretty self explanatory. And really the small wins equate to the little goals that you’ve broken your big goal into. And those are the same. So you want to sell every time you reach one of the small goals you want to celebrate. Maybe buy a pizza, maybe just say, hooray, I did it. Smile, take a break, go get some ice cream. And every single time you reach a small goal, you want to reward that little win. And then once you do the big goal, now yours was a talent show. Whether you won or lost, you want to celebrate. Go get some pizza and ice cream. Have a party with friends and family because you accomplished your goal. And that is one way. It will keep you excited about learning. It’ll keep you excited about winning. It’ll keep you excited about music, which is fun.