Guitar Lessons Tulsa | Reaching Musical Goals

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we are going to be discussing how to reach our musical goals. We’re going to be talking about easy ways, hard ways to reach those goals. And really I’m going to advise the fastest way to reach the goals we’re going to be discussing how important it is to be patient with ourselves. Second point is how to break big goals down into smaller goals and how that is the key to success. And then thirdly, celebrating the small wins because celebrating small wins leads to a celebrating the big win in guitar lessons Tulsa.

So without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a musician for 12 years now and have loved every minute of it that says I’ve been teaching, I mean, I’ve been playing music for over a decade and therefore have a lot of experience when it comes to playing musical instruments. I have played the acoustic guitar for 12 years in guitar lessons Tulsa. It’s actually the, the instrument that I first really grabbed a hold of and learned and kind of took under my wing and really developed when it came, when it came to this instrument. Quick story, you know a little bit about myself through guitar lessons Tulsa.

My dad came into the house from work one one Christmas, season and it wasn’t Christmas day just yet, but it was probably a week away. And my dad came in from work with a little black guitar and he said, somebody is going to learn how to play this. And we all, my brothers and sisters heard him when he said when he asked that. And I was sitting on the floor playing with toys as well as my other siblings, my other four siblings, my two brothers, two sisters, we were just playing in the living room when he walked in to the door and I raised my hand and said, I’ll do it. and so he handed me the guitar and from there on I played the guitar an hour a day nonstop. Even if my fingers were hurting, I still played.

I still kept with it. And I’ll tell you what it is. Every time I think about it, it is one of the best memories in my life because right now I make a living off of music through guitar lessons Tulsa. And if it wasn’t for my dad, I wouldn’t be able to take care of my wife right now with music. And so you dad for taking a step of faith, not knowing who would say, Hey, I’ll learn it, but was just willing to offer an opportunity to us as your children. So thanks to my dad and I loved my dad. And he is incredible and he is the hardest worker. I know. And so without further ado, we are talking about how to reach our musical goals in guitar lessons Tulsa.

And so from my experience to you, you know, how I reached my goals was I had a lot to do with just persistence, had a lot to do with just diligence, which is applied effort over time. It’s important that you, you know, you will kind of get frustrated, you’ll get discouraged, you’ll come against adversity along the way. But I would say first it’s important that you learn to love the instrument, fall in love with it, fall in love with it, play it a lot, toy around with a lot of, figure out, hit it, you know, strike it. You know, figure out how the thing sounds and what, how to make the sounds and how to get this sound, how to get that sound.

And that’s what it’s about guys. It’s about having fun with it in guitar lessons Tulsa. It’s about enjoying this little thing, this little wood box with strings on it that can make these cool noises and beautiful melodies. And so first I would just advise that you be patient, be patient with yourself. As you’re learning because you’re, you’re, you’re learning something that is brand new. You’re learning something that your body meaning that your fingers and you’re on the right hand and left hand have to adapt to. And so it is as much as a learning experience as it is a body experience. You know, your body is transforming a little bit. Your fingertips are, are becoming calloused because they’re playing and striking strings often.

And so there’s a pain, there’s a, there’s a S, there’s a strain, there’s a, there’s a, a transition that happens and I would say, you know, be patient through the Tran transition. Don’t get discouraged in guitar lessons Tulsa. I want to warn you, there will be some soreness as you are playing the guitar, but once your, your callouses have been built, once they finish their phasing of becoming tougher skin, you will enjoy much more because you have sacrificed, you know, you’ve put in the work, you’ve earned those callouses, don’t let them slip. You’ve earned those callouses. Therefore let them, you know, work for you. And what those callouses do is help you to play for longer periods of time. And so you know, do it, you know, make sure you are, you know, consistently playing over time and so be patient with yourself. My second goal is breaking big goals into smaller goals in guitar lessons Tulsa.

This is something I’ve recently learned in the last three years because when it comes to teaching music, you’ve got to take someone from where they are to where they want to be. And the only way to do that is to reverse engineer the goal. You know, if you want to build a house, you have to first out first draw out the house and get an idea of what it is, what it’s supposed to look like when it’s done. That way you know when you’re done. And so you have to start with the end in mind and you have to break down the big goal into smaller goals in guitar lessons Tulsa. You really have to break the vision down into and walk backwards from that, from that goal, you know? And so, it’s important, it’s important to be able to reverse engineer to start with the end in mind is the principle.

Start with the end in mind. And so when you start with the end in mind, you should never be confused and it should answer a lot of questions along the way that shouldn’t, that should already be answered. For instance, as an example, you know, on my way to Idaho, a couple of years ago, we had to stop a couple of different places, but they were by choice. However, we knew if we were going to go to Idaho, we could not start our course heading towards Florida. You know, if you’re trying to go to California, the first direction you’re not going to go is East. The direction you’re going to start tracking in is in the direction of your, of your destination. And that is California. That is to the West.

And so it’s important to know where you’re going because if you don’t know where you’re going, any path will do something. My dad told me, if you don’t know, where are you going, any path will do. And so it’s important that you know where you’re going. Because if you, if you, if you know where you’re going, no one can convince you to go to Florida. If you know you’re going to California, no one’s going to convince you saying, Hey man, you know, Florida is beautiful. You should go to Florida. No, no, I’m actually going to California, so I’m sorry I can’t go to Florida.

So it’s important that you know where you’re going because it’ll answer a lot of questions for you and save you a lot of time in the future. So breaking those big goals into smaller goals, and it’s just taking the vision and walking backwards until you come up with the most nearest practical step. Breaking it down until you get to the, to the next most practical step. And so that might take 10 steps. It might take 20 steps, it might take 50 or a hundred steps, but you’ll get to the first step.

And whenever you realize what the first tip is, it should be most practical enough for you to take that first step on. And then lastly, celebrating the little wins. You know, each one of those reverse engineer steps represents a win, represents a milestone. And when you achieve one of those milestones, celebrate especially for you instructors, celebrate the little wins of your your students. So without further ado, that is how you can reach your musical goals. Key number one is to be patient with yourself. Number two, break big goals into smaller goals. And lastly, celebrate the little wins of yourself and your students.