Drum Lessons Tulsa | Sticking With Lessons
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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we are going to be discussing how you can persevere and stay the course in your drum lessons Tulsa. Now without further ado, we’re going to be discussing how you need to celebrate the small wins and how important that is. Number two, how you can not be so hard and not be so critical of yourself as you’re learning the guitar. And thirdly, how you can stay inspired as you have drum lessons Tulsa and as you learn even after mdrum lessons Tulsa. So without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a music teacher for five years, going on six years now and I’ve loved every single minute of it. I have been an instructor at the Curtis music Academy for almost a year now, this coming January. And boy have I learned so much about teaching, about systemizing, about organizing, about working with others, about consistency, diligence being on time. And it has been a blast.
I’m, I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud of what I’ve become so far as a music instructor and I have so much more to learn, so much more to grow in. And so much more to acquire and so much skill to acquire. And so we’re going to be discussing a few points and how you can persevere and stay the course in your drum lessons Tulsa and it’s going to be important that you do it. It’s going to be important that you persevere. It’s going to be important that you stay the course because if you don’t, then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. You, you hit 90, you hit 100% of the shots that you don’t make or better said. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t make.
And so you can take that. It’s a basketball term, but you can take that with any area of life. You know, whenever a reach and a trying to reach a goal or setting out to do something. If you don’t try, you don’t win at all. You ultimately fail. If you don’t, if you stop trying, you fail. If you keep trying, that is winning. That is the real battle is the middle. That’s the, the trying part, you know, so and the winning is actually accomplishing the goal. So you are in the process of winning. When you stay the course and persevere, you actually win when you, when you reach the goal. And so we want to become winners because we want to become finishers. And so other point about myself is I’m a musician.
I’ve been a musician for 11 years, going on 12 years now, and I have loved every minute of what that means. It means that I’ve played on many different stages in many different contexts with many different people. And there’s so much to pull out of that. But I still haven’t really even fully thought of or taking the time to really think about yet. However I will within the next and this week, maybe even today. But it’s important to reflect on what you’ve learned and how you’ve gotten there and how you did when you did it and how you’re going to become better at it. It’s an evaluation, it’s an assessment. And so without further ado, we’re discussing how to persevere, how you can persevere and stay the course in your drum lessons Tulsa.
And so the first point I want to hit is celebrating the small wins. And why it’s important. So we celebrate the small wins when we accomplish a little goal. That brings us one step closer to our ultimate goal. And you may ask why. Well, that’s not necessarily a huge achievement, but I will say on the contrary, it’s, it’s a huge achievement. If you take a step forward, whether it’s a large step or a big step or a tiny step, it was a huge step because it’s getting you one step closer to reaching the big goal. Isn’t that a big deal? It’s a big deal. When a small movement makes it large effect and a bunch of small movements together can make us a large effect. Therefore those little steps no longer conceptually become small things.
They become huge things. And so we want to continue to celebrate the little wins along the way as we’re reaching our goal to kind of keep us inspired, to kind of keep us on fire and lit up and excited and having fun. When it comes to music, it’s important to to celebrate those little wins so that you can continue enjoying music. And so without further ado, we were talking about the fun So my second point is don’t be so hard and critical of yourself when learning drum lessons Tulsa and learning anything, there’s a level of grace and and forgiveness as a beginner. When a baby starts to walk or attempt to walk, the parents don’t get mad at it, at the baby for falling.
They encourage, they have lots of encouragement along the way. And this is a, this is maturity, so you’re very immature. You’re an infant. When you’re beginning a beginner and your drum lessons Tulsa and you want to grow up, you want to mature, you want to Excel, you want to, you want to get better and you want to explode. You know, you want to get better and to get better, you have to have constant challenges. When you get to get stronger, you have to have constant challenge and frequent challenge. And so don’t be so hard of yourself on yourself when, when trying to learn something brand new because it’s not the fact that you got it wrong.
It’s, can you still pick herself back up to go at it one more time and keep doing it one more time. And it keeps saying one more time. That’s the important thing. That’s what I celebrate when it comes to my students. I never get mad at them for doing or messing up, so to speak or, or hitting a different note than what was the, desired note to hit. It’s not about that. It’s about keeping them going. It’s about staying positive. It’s about positivity. It’s about not getting so worked up and disappointed about the small things that we didn’t do. But let’s, you know, encourage ourselves in the small things that we did that we can do, that we can keep on doing.
It’s important that we continuously not get critical and, and critique and be so hard on ourselves. We don’t want to nitpick the things that we’re doing wrong when we’re brand new at this. There’s no reason why we should be good. And so this leads to this concept of before we’re great. We have to be good before we’re good. We have to be bad before. We’re bad, we have to start. So I want to encourage you to start today so that you can win tomorrow. And then lastly, stay how to stay inspired. It’s to help you persevere. It’s important to not put too much on yourself to where you feel uninspired, you feel uninspired when you are no longer motivated to do the thing.
What will help you stay is doing things that you love and have fun doing and you enjoy in drum lessons Tulsa. And so staying inspired for me as an example, looks like seeing live performances because I know that that’s what I want to do one day. I see I’m seeing myself in the future. I love seeing live performances because really skilled live performances makes me believe that I can do it. And so if I believe I can do it, I will keep on doing it. And so this inspires me. It inspires me to play something that I know or challenge myself. Not in a huge way but in a small way where I can still achieve and beat the in a complete the challenge and still triumph. And so, that is just a few ways you can stay inspired. My question for you is, how can you stay inspired? How can you still achieve greatness? How can you stay at the top of your game? That is my advice.