Drum Lessons Tulsa | Goal Setting

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we are talking about setting musical goals. Another way to say this is how you can set musical goals in drum lessons Tulsa. In this edition we’re going to be discussing how you can create smart goals by setting smart goals. Now the first way I said that I meant intentionally your intellect, but second part of that creating a smart goal is actually an acronym that we use when it comes to setting the goals in drum lessons Tulsa. And that’s going to be setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time limited goals in drum lessons Tulsa. And this is goal setting one Oh one and this is how you can reach them and know exactly when you are setting a goal that isn’t reachable. And so without further ado, my name is Steven.

I’ve been a music instructor at the Curtis music Academy for one year coming this January. And I have loved every single minute of it. It has been a joy to read and to learn more about music every day, every week, and grow in my skill as a musician and as a communicator. Also I have been a musician for 11 years, going on 12 years and I have loved every single minute of it. It has been a joy to perform music, to host concerts, to play with people that I love to play with other skilled people to go on American idol, to play one of my original songs on television and to get recognized for it. It’s awesome. I love it. And a blessed people while you do it because the message of my music is always administering.

And so without further ado, we’re going to be discussing goal setting one Oh one, which is how to set smart goals, not intelligent goals, but they ended up being intelligent. If you can follow this acronym specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time limited goals. So without further ado, we’re going to jump into specific goals. Specific goals are goals that are clear, concise, and undoubtedly reachable or undoubtably clear. Now, how do you set a specific goal? Well, you want to get out a sheet of blank paper and ask yourself, where do you want, where do you see yourself at the end of such and such? Process? Well, since we’re talking about musical goals, I would, the first question I would ask is what instrument do I want to learn? And if that is guitar, then I’m clapping and smiling. So if your goal is to play, the first thing is to play an instrument and what instrument?

The guitar second is to evaluate where you are. Are you a beginner, are you an intermediate player, are you an advanced player? And you want to start there. It’s important to understand that to go anywhere you have to start from where you are and that when you start from where you are, then you just can only go up higher from there in drum lessons Tulsa. And so the first one is specific goals. So you’ve already established what instrument you want to play. Secondly, you want to establish where you are. And then thirdly, you want to establish where you want to go in drum lessons Tulsa. If you don’t know where you want to go, then you are going to be lost and take. It’s going to take too long to get anywhere. You’re going to be lost. And so we want to avoid being lost or feeling stuck or feeling like we don’t know where we’re going.

But as an example, if you’re on your way to see family in California and 24 hours and you’re in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and you jumped in the car, you plug in the address in your GPS to your family, and you start on your way to California, halfway to California, someone tells you, Hey, the weather is beautiful in Florida. You should go to Florida. What are you more likely going to say? If you know exactly why you’re going to California, which is to see your family, you’re going to say, no thank you. I’m, I’m on my way to see my family in California. I can’t go to Florida cause that’s in the opposite direction. Now, the only reason you know exactly what not to do is when you know what to do.

So you want to know and very clear, clarify what it is that you want to learn. If you want to learn the guitar, okay, well then you know where you are. You’re a beginner. Okay. And then thirdly, you want to ask yourself, where do you want to go? Do you want to become the best guitar player in the world? Do you want to perform in front of people? Do you want to sing in front of a hundred people? Do you want to be able to play songs, be able to play scales? Do you be able to be able to jam with other people without thinking about it? Do you want to play for a school talent show? What is the goal?

And I would say once you nail the goal, say you want to learn the school talent show or you want to play at the school talent show and win, well we can tell you I have no control over you winning what we can’t control in drum lessons Tulsa. What we can control is how good you become and how much work we put into it. So that’s what we’ll do. And all talent shows require that you play a song. So if you’re going to play one song, cool, figure out how many songs you want to play and we’re going to learn them until we get really, really incredibly good at them. That will raise your chances of winning your talent show. So that is just specific. Measurable, measurable is just something that can be measured.

Can you do it at this pace for this long, this amount of time, it’s kind of just measuring, you know, the skill is the skill measurable. Can you play at 70 beats per minute? This blue scale without messing up one time? Okay, that’s pretty measurable. So that’s just measurable, achievable. Something that is actually able to be achieved or accomplished. That’s another characteristic of a smart goal in drum lessons Tulsa. You want to make sure that the goals that you set are not something way over your head or re way too advanced for yourself with where you are. You want to do something that is definitely doable and nothing that is, you know, can’t be done in about 30 days.

You want to break it down into about something you can accomplish in 30 days. The next point is going to be how, how relevant is your goal? Well, are you learning something that you like? Are you learning something that can be done in a certain amount of time, in a certain amount of weeks or you know, is is still achievable? Is this something that you’re even good at? You know, something relevant, something that’s in the now, something that is even should he should even be done. That’s just the question, is it, should it be something that needs to be done at all? There’s nothing worse than getting really good at something that has no point to it whatsoever. And then lastly, time limited goals in drum lessons Tulsa.

I would say that this one is my absolute favorite because, well, this time, limited goals, measurable goals and specific goals. I think when you’re specific, when you can measure them, you can achieve anything. And of course it’s, you know, I trust that you’re not gonna pick something you are not going to be good at. And then I love time limit to goals because time is important to me. And being on time and not being on time is very important to me. Being on time to everything is important. It shows respect for the clock, respect for the time that we have here on earth because it’s not unlimited. It is very limited. And so that is a little bit of how you can set musical goals in drum lessons Tulsa. Remember we’ve talked about smart goals, how to set smart goals. Smart is an acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time limited goals. I hope that helps you and go ahead and plug away as you apply these to drum lessons Tulsa.