Drum Lessons In Tulsa | More Advice

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be discussing how, or my advice for beginning students, learning an instrument in drum lessons in Tulsa. So, I’ve got lots to talk about. First of all, without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a musician for 11 years going on 12 this coming March. And even in that experience alone, there is so many gold nuggets I could share with you. So many rich, important topics, important keys to help you on lock different doors of different rooms in your house to kind of open you up to more, more space, more, more interesting spaces, more, more opportunity in drum lessons in Tulsa.

And so without further ado, I’ve also been a music instructor for five going on six years now. And the last year has been at the Curtis music Academy where I would say I’ve learned more in that this, this year. Then my entire teaching career so far thus far. And so it’s important to grow. It’s important to know it’s important to flow, it’s important to get good and Excel in what it is that you’re wanting to Excel in or get good in. And so, don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to. Rather think of yourself with sober judgment and think of yourself as someone who is going to be awesome and is awesome and will be better in drum lessons in Tulsa.

My advice for the beginning students is what we’re going to be talking about today. My first point is gonna be how learning at the pace of no mistakes is going to be a philosophy you need to adopt to practice, practice, practice how practicing a ton makes you better, faster in drum lessons in Tulsa. And third, having fun in the importance of how to have fun. We’ll talk about that. So without further ado, this is my advice for beginning students learning an instrument, mainly the guitar and I, I’m only talking from the guitar because that is the one I started with. And so my first point, I often tell my students, student learn.

We want to learn at the pace of zero mistakes starting off. Now you may ask, what is the pace of know mistakes? What is, why is it important that I learn at the pace of no mistakes or, you know, how do I learn at the pace of zero mistakes? What’s that for anyway? Well, great questions. I’m glad you asked all of them. It’s important to learn at the pace of no mistakes because in the beginning stages of your drum lessons in Tulsa, you want to establish this thing called muscle memory. And muscle memory only comes through repetition or repeated actions. Mainly the same repeated action over and over and over again.

So, I guess a good example of this, of muscle memory is how it is muscle memory for me to drive. I know when to turn left. I know when to turn right. It’s muscle memory. I don’t even have to think about it. I just do it. It’s just I’m on autopilot and I can just drive and not even think about where I’m going. And I just know the way home, you know, say say I’m in broken arrow and I live in Tulsa, you know, I am, I know exactly what street I’m going to take because I’ve taken it a hundred times. When I used to date my wife, she lived in Brooklyn here, I lived in Tulsa. I would take the same street every day.

It became muscle memory for me. I didn’t even have to think about it anymore. And it’s important in drum lessons in Tulsa. That is, that is a part of life that it’s important for us to capitalize on and use to our advantage because it can really help us in areas like learning an instrument or, or being good at anything. And so learning at the pace with no mistakes is a principle that you can apply to anything in life and it should work and it will work. Problems yield to principles. My grandfather would always say this, problems yield to principles. If you apply the principles, you’ll see the problems start to dissipate. And so muscle memory is the goal is the why. Why should we learn at the pace of no mistakes?

Because if because we need to learn the correct muscle memory, if we can learn the correct muscle memory, then we no longer have to think about doing the right thing. It becomes second nature. That is what muscle memory is. It’s, it’s having second nature. Something becomes second nature. All right, third point, second point. Practice, practice, practice. It’s important to practice a ton early on as a beginner, but not just practice. No, no, no, no, no. Not just practicing a ton either. It’s it’s, it’s important to practice a ton, but more importantly, it’s what you practice.

You’ve all heard the quote, practice makes perfect, however that is incorrect in that practice really makes permanent. It makes permanent whatever it is that you’re doing, so if you’re practicing the wrong things, the wrong things will become permanent. If you’re practicing the right things, the right things will become permanent, and so I’m really learning at the pace of no mistakes. The first thing you want to do is learn what to do, what’s the right thing to do? Okay, and then set a pace where it’ll allow you to do that repeatedly without messing up. This is going to be super crucial and important to your success early on because this is what keeps many people from progressing in their older ages of musicianship.

With that practice a ton, you know, your practice, you’re practicing principles and principles are the right things. And what we do, principals are the facts of why, of what we do. So we want to practice principles a ton in drum lessons in Tulsa. If we want to practice lots, I would say anywhere from 20 to 30 high levels of practice early on, high levels of practice would be 30 to 45 minutes a day, practicing and correct practicing not just any type of practice but or but, but quality practice, good practice, practicing principles. And I guarantee you, and this is from experience, that whenever you practice principles, you have more fun, you have more fun. You may ask, well, how am I having more fun?

Well, you’re having more fun because you’re enjoying knowing why and how and what to do to get the results that you want to get. I, my wife loves this, this TV show called, America’s baking show or the British baking show. And in this show you have grown adults creating cake over and over and over again. Specially designed cake. Awesome cakes, beautiful cakes, cakes that ended up being sold for thousands of dollars. Why? I don’t know. They’re really good. There’s a lot of detail in it, but the main point that I see in this show is that the parents or the adults are having fun creating cakes. Well, I’ll tell you what, would it be fun for them to create cakes that looked bad at the end? What if they didn’t know how to use the tools that they were that were in front of them to create these cakes?

Would they be considered, would they consider to be having fun if they weren’t doing well? No. However, I think that when we know what we’re doing and how to get the results that we need, then we have fun knowing how to get the desire, the results. What do you want? That is fun. No one has to teach anyone to have fun other than the point that if you know how to get the results that you want, it becomes fun. You know, making money becomes fun when you know how to do it. It’s fun. And so if you, if you stop making money, if you stop being able to have fun, you probably need to look at, if you have a problem, if the problem arises, you need to take a step back and look at the principles that you’re applying. Are those correct? And so problems you have to principles and have fun in drum lessons in Tulsa.