Drum Lessons In Tulsa | Effectiveness
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And this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be talking about maximizing the effectiveness of your drum lessons in Tulsa. So without further ado, my name is Steven and have been an instructor at the Curtis music Academy for a year coming this January and we are in the middle of December. And it has been an incredible experience. I’ve learned so much from Ron, our owner and Kelly, his wife when coming when it comes to music and teaching students, of a, of different ages. I’ve learned how to teach kids and the younger age category as well as the mid to older age category. And, there are many different tips, techniques, methods by which you can teach to, easily explain concepts and to break down goals to help your students get to where they want to go.
And so, not only have I been a musician, or an instructor at the Curtis music Academy, but I have been an instructor for five years going on six this coming March. I started teaching when I was 18 and halves learn so much when it comes to teaching students. And people, every person is different in their own little way and it’s up to you, the instructor to maximize the effectiveness of your time with your student. And so, another thing about myself is I’ve been a musician for 12 years, this coming March where I have been playing ha half of my life. And so it’s been a joy getting to explore music in its various forms with various people, various bands in various contexts. And it’s been a, it’s been so fun and many more decades to come.
And so without further ado, we’re talking about maximizing the effectiveness of the drum lessons in Tulsa, how you can maximize the effectiveness of your drum lessons in Tulsa. My first point is going to be about having clear and concise goals where we talk about how important it is to really specify what it is that you’re wanting when trying to achieve anything with a student. B or my second point is having specific times set for each topic in your lesson, basically the breakdown of your lesson in two time increments in drum lessons in Tulsa. And then thirdly, discussing the edge method, which is an incredible, incredible tool or method used by our boys Scouts.
So my first point, having a clear and concise goal, this has to do with maximizing the effectiveness of your drum lessons in Tulsa. If you have a student, it is very, very likely that they have a goal that they want to reach, hence the reason they are taking drum lessons in Tulsa and spending the money to invest in themselves and their abilities. So I would undoubtedly say they have a goal, even if it’s a broad goal, there is some type of goal there that they are going to be wanting to achieve in their time with you. Now, if they don’t reach any type of goal, they will be unsatisfied and feel like they are wasting their time. So everything begins with a goal, an intention, a desired outcome. And it is up to you, the instructor to discover and unravel and chisel out what that goal is by asking questions that reveal the true intent or the all in all outcome that the student desires to see take place.
So it starts with having a clear goal, something that’s clear, something that’s not just there and visible, but something that is, you can kind of see what the actual picture is of and you can identify the characteristics even or the, the, you can visually see and identify detail and detail in goals is going to be huge. So when it comes to having a clear goal, instead of saying, I want to play the drums, say I want to learn how to play the drums. All right, that’s a little bit clear that Jessica tar, because there are many different guitars. You know, there’s a bass guitar, there’s a, an electric guitar and acoustic guitar. There’s a steel, you know, there’s more of like the banjos and those other string guitar like instruments. So support to have a clear goal.
Next is the other half of this is going to be a concise goal or I like to say a precise goal, not just conscise but precise, precision, exactness, and so accuracy, those are some terms that really come to mind when I think of precision. And so if you’ve got a concise goal, that’s good, let’s go for it. Even even more precise goal. If you can feel, touch, smell, envision the goal, it it become to where it becomes so tangible to you, it’s nearly impossible for you to not know when you’ve hit it because it has such a clear identity that when it walks by you on the sidewalk, you, you immediately know that that is, that is the goal and it won’t pass you up.
And so we want to create clear and concise and not just concise but precise goals with our students in drum lessons in Tulsa. My second point is having specific times set for each part of your lesson or I put here each topic of your lesson. This is basically a breakdown of the time that’s been allotted for your student to be taught. I know that most of my students are 30 minutes students and therefore I will need to break down that 30 minutes in a way where I stay on the path to where I don’t get off on a tangent that lasts 10 minutes.
Tim that then makes the student feel that they are wasting their time and money on an instructor who they expect to be able to get them to their goals. And people don’t like to waste money. People do not like to waste time either in drum lessons in Tulsa. I’d say that’s half true. So you want to have specific times set for each topic. And the way we break it down is rapport review, re vision kind of re vitalizing or re instilling whatever it is that needs to be, you know, re capped or it’ be re shown or retweaked.
Basically something that needs to be refurbished. You know, so we’ve got the rapport, we’ve got the review, we’ve got the recap, and then after that you’ve got your F and that should take you a good five minutes, five to 10 minutes I would say. And then the next 15 minutes for your 30 minute lesson, you want to be talking about your brand new topic or an old topic that you’re building on. And so that is where you’re going to be discussing kind of freely what it is, what the whole point of the lesson is, what are you trying to teach them that day? And then lastly, you want to put aside the, the wrap-up, which should take you about two minutes. And then lastly, the practice strategy for drum lessons in Tulsa. And with ending, you know, you’re just ending it, letting them know what they were supposed to work on. So, and then lastly was the edge method, but we can cover that in another podcast. And this has been great.