Drum Lessons Tulsa | We Will Help You to Reach Your Musical Goals

This content was created for Curtis Music Academy

The next thing that I want to talk about, this addition of the Curtis music Academy podcast is our musical goals. How does that them and then how to reach them? I know it’s a really broad topic, I think, but a lot of people did talk about it, and we’ve talked about it in ton of podcasts here, but we think that goals are incredibly important at Curtis music Academy, not just in terms of music, but also personally, so I know for me, if I don’t have goals in place and I don’t know where I’m going, I really struggle to find it. You know, not a purpose but like things to to push me towards. It’s hard to accomplish something if you don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish. That’s why it’s the new year. A lot of people put forth resolutions and things like that. They’re actually really important and science has showed up. 


There’s a study I heard recently that talked about how if you actually write your goals down, you are something like 40 to 60% more likely to actually accomplish them because you know what they are and you’ve made their presence clear and you’ve written them down so you can see them. Something about writing them down and affirming them is incredibly valuable when you’re trying to set goals, whether they’re personal goals or musical goals. So I know for myself it’s really important that I set goals so that I know where I’m going and then I know what steps to take to get there. It’s so much easier to map out what steps to take and which path to go on when you know where you’re headed. 


If you don’t, you’re just kind of wandering, right? And that’s not what we want to do in drum lessons Tulsa. We want to make sure that we have clear purpose and goal, and that’s why we’ve taught our instructors to be very clear at the very beginning of the lesson. We want them to be clear and concise about what the goal of the lesson is and where they’re going. It’s a, it’s a really simple short method to keep them on track and to keep the lesson on track and to give the student kind of a a four, four warning of what the lesson is going to be about so they can kind of put their mind in the right place and know where they are headed, if that makes sense. 


So goals setting is really important in lesson and out of drum lessons Tulsa. And one of the first things that we ask our students when they come in for our first lesson and we ask them what their goals are, why they’re here, taking a music lesson, whether it’s piano or guitar, drums or vocal, no matter the type of lesson it is, we want to make sure that we ask our students what their goals are and what they’re doing care. Because it is a really big commitment to come in and take the lesson, whether it’s you’re only paying a dollar, but it’s still a commitment. You know you’re coming in and you don’t know what to expect, it’s 30 minutes of your time. 


It might be a bit of a drive, whatever the reason might be. We recognize that it is a pretty big commitment for a lot of people to come in and take a lesson. So we want to get to know why they signed up for that commitment, what their driving factor is. Because there clearly is one and we know that if our students give us a goal, we are so much more likely to help them reach it because we know what it is and we know how to take the steps to get there. So we always want to know what the goal is because all of our students have different goals like we talked about before with our growth, the tailored instruction. 


We focus on all of our students’ individual needs as opposed to, you know, some sort of Academy wide curriculum. We want to focus on making sure that all of our students get a need, get what they need accomplish first and foremost. And we want to make sure that everyone is getting what they need as opposed to what our instructors want to teach. So this has a lot to do with goals and if our student gives us specific and clear goals, we have a really clear path and it’s so much easier for our instructors to teach them and help them accomplish those goals. So when trying to set musical goals, I think one of the most important things that you can do is kind of dig down inside of yourself and look back at why you joined music classes in the first place and what your, what your reasoning was behind that. 


Because you did obviously start taking them for a reason and if you can go back and try to figure out what that reason was, you’re so much more likely to, you know, push through and focus on that reason some more. And it gives you kind of a, a purpose and taking drum lessons Tulsa and finding that purpose is really, really important. Like I talked about. So that’s one thing that you can do is go back and just think back to why you started taking drum lessons Tulsa to begin with. I really think you can do is think about what your, why you’re still taking drum lessons Tulsa. You know, why are you choosing to continue this and pay money every week to come in here? Is it because you want to learn a specific song? Is it because you want to play for someone in particular? We’ve got some students in here who just want to play songs for a loved one so they don’t have these fast, they don’t want to become a jazz musician.