Guitar Lessons In Tulsa | Perseverance
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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast. I’m going to discuss how to persevere and stay the course in guitar lessons in Tulsa. Without further ado, my name is Steven and I’ve been an instructor at the Curtis music Academy for almost a year now, about 1110 11 months. And I tell you what, I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I’ve enjoyed all of the students. I’ve enjoyed all of the learning, all of the self education. I’ve enjoyed relaying the information. I’ve enjoyed learning how to communicate with students of different levels of different ages from ages five to 50 or from six to 60. I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it taking guitar lessons in Tulsa.
Not only have I been an instructor at the Curtis music Academy, I’ve also been teaching music for five years now, going on six. And I’ll tell you what, it has been one of the most enjoyable, enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had in my life. And I’m only 23. And so without further ado, we’re going to be talking about how you can persevere and stay the course in your guitar guitar lessons in Tulsa. The first point that I really want to hit home about persevering and how you can stay the course when things get hard in your music lessons or guitar lessons in Tulsa is to celebrate the little wins.
Not only as an instructor telling a student, you know, but as the student, as one instructor to a student celebrate the little wins, you know, let yourself indulge in just the fact that you just played half of a verse or that you just nailed one chord of the song. You know, in a song there might be 10 chords, but if you can get one right, let’s celebrate that one chord because you’ve just gotten one step closer to learning all 10 chords. It’s important that we celebrate the little wins, the little wins keep us invigorated. It keeps us staying positive. It keeps us on our toes. It keeps us feeling like we’re, we’re moving forward, that we’re making forward movement and that we are getting closer every week to our goal in guitar lessons in Tulsa.
What is your goal? You know, that’s just a side question that I want to throw in there. You know, is your, is your goal specific? Is it a smart goal? Is it specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time sensitive or time bound? You know, think about that. Let’s moving on. You know, my second point to how you can persevere and stay the course in your guitar lessons in Tulsa given to you by your guitar teacher and Tulsa is too, don’t be so hard on yourself. You know, I want you to be patient with yourself. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt to give yourselves the best and the most encouragement possible. Tell yourself that you can do it, that you will do it, and that you won’t stop until it is achieved through guitar lessons in Tulsa.
That your goal is until your goal is achieved. It’s important to not only have people around you, such as your instructor, such as your parents, such as your friends, to encourage you and to tell you you’re doing a good job and to keep going at it. It’s also, you know, imperative that you are capable of encouraging yourself. And this is a topic that I feel like not many students are. Not many people teach that many instructors teach. In my own experience, there were many times where I didn’t feel like I could do it or I was having at least a hard time, you know, nailing a chord or nailing a song and I kinda got in my head about it, but I was like, I just stopped myself and said, you know what?
If I keep working at it, if I go maybe a little bit slower, eventually I will be able to make and play this chord and I’m not only be able to play the chord, but I will be able to apply it to the rest of the song and be able to nail it when it’s time to play that chord and then bounce from that court onto the next, I will be able to do it. That’s what I would tell myself. I can do it. I can do it. If I just put slow down, I taught, I told myself how to do it. How about a slow down this time I’ll do it a little bit slower and I won’t, we’re rush. I’ll be a little bit more patient.
Have patience with yourselves guys. Have patients with yourself as you’re learning something that you’ve never learned before. Be patient. Don’t be so critical of yourselves and your skill. A lot of times people are so quick to ask the question of, am I supposed to be doing this than they are? Am I working hard enough? You know, am I doing enough? Am I, am I practicing long enough? So I would say let you know. Question first your production and lastly question your purpose. You know, you want to lastly question whether you’re supposed to be doing this or not.
I tell you what, you are supposed to be doing this. You are supposed to be learning the music. You are supposed to be connecting and to learning an instrument, learning a language that can be spoken to by any, any person in the world. Music is universal language that everyone understands that everyone loves. It’s one way we can connect to each other. And so I want you to stay positive. I want you to stay encouraged, not discouraged. Discouraged is is tearing yourself down. Encouragement is building yourself up, telling yourself what you can do as opposed to what you can’t do. And so what, what did we want to do?
Let’s recap just a little bit. We want to celebrate the little wins. You know, we are, we’ve, we, we’ve stated a, a big goal. Now we break that goal into say a year and then each month, you know, and to 12 months, well, you know, we broken that big goal into 12 months. Every month we’re hitting a new thing. You know, and even if you have to break that month into smaller goals each in four weeks, that’s a good thing. That’s one way you can break down. A big goal is to break it down into four little quarters, kind of like a dollar.
And how do you break a dollar, go to a gas station, ask for four quarters instead of the dollar. That’s one way you can break it down. And so break down those big goals into smaller goals. Don’t be so critical of yourself as you’re learning some new instrument that you’ve never ever played before. You know, ask yourselves, you know, if I wasn’t myself, would I be as patient with this person? If someone else was learning guitar, how patient would I be with them? Well, if it, if the answer is very patient because you understand what they are learning something that they’ve never learned before, then you’d be right.
That’s how patient you need to be with yourself. You know, you would need to be very, very understanding that, Hey, you know, I’ve never played this instrument before. You know, how about I give myself a little bit more time, a little bit more, you know, time, a few more weeks, maybe even one more month to really get down this part before I give up on myself. You never want to give up on yourself. Lastly, stay inspired. One way you can stay inspired as listening to music that you love listening. Maybe two people play guitar. You know, people play really well. I liked how this guy that I know says excellence inspires people.
Excellence, honors God and inspires people. I believe that. I believe that when someone is really, really good at whatever they do, it inspires others to want to do that. It inspires others to where they can feel like, Hey, I think I can do that too. So that’s what I want you to do. I want you to stay inspired. I want you to find a guitar player. I want you to find a singer. You know, I want you to find a vocalist. I want you to find a drummer. I want you to find a musician who is the best at what they do. And I want you to watch them. I want you to watch YouTube videos of them playing songs. I want you to watch them, you know, make those incredible vocal runs that you want to do one day.
That stuff right there will inspire you to keep going because you will get there one day if you, but be patient and stay positive. So lastly, you know, how do you persevere and stay the course? Again, we talked about just celebrating the little wins, which helps you to stay positive and keeps you with this understanding of, Hey, I am moving forward. We are moving towards the goal a little by little. Be patient with yourself. You know, give yourself plenty of time to learn what you need to learn. And if you do need to slow it down, slow it down just a little bit. And lastly, stay inspired. Grab a YouTube video of your favorite artist or musician and begin watching them as they played their best.