Guitar Lessons in Tulsa | Why I Love Working for Curtis Music Academy

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So this is a podcast on why I love working at Curtis Academy. So to begin, I’m a little bit about me. I’m actually a an instructor at Curtis Academy, teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa. And to give you a little side note, I was not told to say these things. just so you know, moving forward. But, why I love working at Curtis Academy. So one of the number one, point I want to hit is the culture. The culture of Curtis Academy is spectacular teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa. what I love about the culture is the encouragement, the positivity and the growth culture. Whenever we are, no matter if we’re in a meeting,an instructor meeting, no matter if we’re in a lesson, no matter if we’re having, Curtis concert or a recital so to speak there is this culture of growth and positivity teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa. I know that no matter what circumstance I find myself in or at at Curtis Academy, I know that, hit is going to be encouraging and then I’m going to learn and grow from it. 


And I’m not going to be condemned for anything necessarily bad that I do. Or maybe just even a mistake musically. I know that whether it be Ron himself or even another instructor at Curtis Academy, I will definitely,, be encouraged and encouraged to move forward and have a better way to maybe go about doing said cord or a lick or a riff that I played on my guitar or maybe that was a note I sang or even a, I’m afraid that our er or a measure that I played on piano, I know that no matter what at Curtis Academy teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa, I’m going to get positive reinforcement. I’m going to get positive, correction and a, that I think is one of the best ways to encourage growth. I think growth is,, is very hard to come by in a negative environment. So having a positive environment for teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa really makes it fun to learn and to get better, and encouraged me to want to do better and want to get better at my instrument, whatever that be, whether that be piano. 


 singing my similar vocal cords as an instrument, whether that be a good acoustic guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Guitar.I know that no matter what, I’m going to be encouraged to learn and to get better., and I believe that is due to the positive culture and the, the growth culture. I think that the growth is just piggybacking and getting to be carried by how positive we are as instructors and how the leadership of Ron and Kelly Curtis are, are about, the approach they take to getting better at teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa. And that’s to be positive about it. a great book is called winning. How to, when people and how to win friends and, I believe it’s at a win friends and, develop leaders. I want to say that’s it. I could be wrong, but it’s definitely had a win. Friends, oh, it’s how to win friends and influence people. And that was a Dale Carnegie. And so that’s probably one of the best books I’m actually reading right now helping me teach Guitar Lessons in Tulsa. 


And it definitely talks about,, being positive and how people love, not only do they love being around someone who is positive and, and likes to talk about others and maybe another’s interests instead of our own interests. But it definitely helps to win friends and influence people, because they, see they begin to, when they hear those positive things, when they hear,, when they’re not being condemned, you know, it’s like negativity can kill creativity. And so you want to be positive and, and definitely encourage creativity. And so it definitely allows a student, maybe even another instructor, to, to grow and to become better when they are encouraged with Po, with positivity as opposed to negativity. Now my second point is, that I love and why I love working at Curtis Academy as an instructor teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa is because of the students. The students, man, oh, there’s, I have about 12 students right now at Curtis Academy teaching Guitar Lessons in Tulsa and they are beloved by me. 


I love every single one of them. I love to encourage them throughout the lesson. I love to, bring up a new idea and see the light bulb go off within that 30 minutes of the lesson or even 45 to an hour of the lesson. I love to see the student, the smile on their faces whenever they, they really get it. They learn a topic and it clicks, they learn a new chord and it clicks, they learn a new concept and it clicks. And that is very, just if I’m the path, my past of being a student, I know that that is very encouraging and very motivating whenever you’re getting it. And I think that’s important to, to make baby steps, to chop it up and to chop a concept in such a way to, to where even in someone in elementary can understand it. 


A five year old can understand it. I believe that is how we should be. That is the best way to learn and communicate is to make things simple. I love how Steve Jobs said the ultimate sophistication is simplicity, a process at the other way, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I love that. I love that when we make things more simple, they’re actually easier to scale. They’re actually easier to understand. They’re actually easier to apply. And I think it’s so important as an instructor to to make that, the, the, the way about doing things. It’s the, the, the, the, the way we do things with the students to make it, to break our Guitar Lessons in Tulsadown in such a way to, that that is so easy to understand that they can’t misunderstand. And so, I love my other, my fellow instructor, Harley had a very brilliant, way of teaching it. 


He said layered learning. I really love that concept because it insinuates that something is broken down in layers in order to learn that there is actually a building, progression. So you have to start with one block, then a second block, you know, a first layer, second layer, third layer. And it’s just getting, and not necessarily getting more complex, but it’s building, it’s becoming a structure. It’s, it’s starting with the foundation than developing, you know, a framework and then framework and then you, then it just gets better from there and gets better looking from there. It sounds better, you know, so a foundation could look like, hey, we need to understand first what does each function, how does, what are we looking at on a guitar? You know, there’s a top to bottom, there’s a neck, there’s a head, just like the human body, their shoulders, there’s a base, there’s a sound hole and understanding what we’re looking at first. 


And so I believe understanding is the key to knowledge or that is supported knowledge. And so anyways, what I’m saying is I love the students. That’s one of the aspects of love about working at Curtis Academy is just really getting to meet these students. They are some of the most awesome, children and not only children but even adults. We have such a wide spectrum of, of learners here at Curtis Academy from as far as like six years, maybe even five year olds to, you know, 50 or even 60 or 70 year olds. It’s incredible. You’re never, it’s never too late to learn. And my third topic, leadership leadership is key. I know that, one of my favorite books is by John Maxwell. and it’s one of his quotes in that he’s one of the great leaders of our time. And one of the best, you know, New York Times bestsellers as well. 


And he says, everything rises and falls on leadership when the leader gets better. I love how Craig Rochelle of Life Church, the biggest church in America at the moment with 31 campuses across the u s and, he said, when the leader gets better, everyone gets better. I believe that. I believe that when the owner becomes a better leader, becomes a better communicator, becomes a better administrator, becomes a better delegator, everyone else gets better. I believe that when the instructor gets better, the student gets better. And so, I think it’s very vital as a, as a me, as an instructor to learn and grow myself because I can then learn and help teach and help grow my students. And so I love just the leadership, that Ron and Kelly Curtis display and, and, their example of leadership. It’s a very honest, it’s a very genuine, it’s a very down to earth, practical fun. 


, non-intimidating., they have such a great model. They’re just a great models. And, I honestly, I think they would probably never say that. I know they would, but from my experience with them, they are some of the most fun. They’re awesome parents, not only also parents, awesome friends, awesome owners, awesome leaders. I’m sure they’re just awesome teachers as well. I know Ron Curtis, not only is he a great teacher and can break down things really well, but he enjoys, seeing those get from point a to point z and you know, you’re going to have a good time when you’re getting taught by Ron Curtis. And as well as Kelly, she makes, she also teaches piano though. Ron Does teach piano and guitar as well. Kelly also, his stronger half also teaches piano and, she just makes learning fun. And so, she has a very, she as a teacher background, she’s taught in schools, and a few different grades, but she is just to not only just a wonderful personality but has a great mind, a great heart and a thing for kids. 


And so she can explain things in such a way to where it’s nearly impossible for you to misunderstand. And so that makes for great, great building.  for the students, great understanding and the knowledge and then helping them just become a better, instrument player, whatever instrument that is. I believe that girl, that woman, Kelly Curtis, can teach anything. So that kind of wraps up my topic today of why I love working at Curtis Academy. It is by far the best music academy in the world. And I, you can, you can mark my words. That is the best and it is only getting better from here on out. Thank you, Curtis Academy for being so awesome. You have my employment for as long as possible, and I know that not only will my students get better, but,  I will also get better as an instructor.