Piano Lessons In Tulsa | Life Lessons

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast. We are going to talk about life lessons from learning an instrument in piano lessons in Tulsa. Now, without further ado, my name is Steven Cornetto. I am a music instructor at the Curtis music Academy and love my job of thoroughly. I have been teaching music collectively for going on six years this year and have enjoyed every single minute of it. I’ve learned many things, many lessons as far as teaching students and how to communicate, but also life lessons and enduring and learning an instrument. And so without further ado, we are talking about today the life lessons from learning an instrument. I’m a guitar teacher and Tulsa, like if a piano lessons in Tulsa. And so,  you know, if you’re ever needing piano lessons in Tulsa, let us know. 


You can send us a review, can even call us at the number probably on your screen. But, we are talking life lessons from learning an instrument in piano lessons in Tulsa. There are so many lessons to be learned from learning an instrument, so many life lessons, you know, that help us in life lessons that help us in life from piano lessons in Tulsa. And, you know, I will take a few examples from my own experience and then maybe some experiences that I’ve seen others go through. So, you know, without further ado, you know, just from my own experience in learning an instrument, you know, this takes a second for me to actually think about because there’s so many lessons to be learned from learning an instrument, you know, it comes down to you know, philosophy. 


I, I many times that teach my students, you know, certain philosophies that I have not only with teaching music but really just teaching life in turn they teach life. And I’ll just give you an example of one of those lessons in piano lessons in Tulsa. And one of those lessons is learn at the pace of no mistakes. Whenever you’re trying to learn something or get good at something, the goal is to get good or really to become great at it. The goal is to be great and to be great, you have to be first good to be good, you have to be bad to bad, you have to start right. And how we start is very, very important. And you know, when learning an instrument, you know, I teach, we want to learn at the pace of no mistakes. 


And it really comes down to the boils down to the principles of learning a instrument with your fingers in that, you know, if you want your fingers to remember something later, you have to teach them the right knowledge. Now we have to remember with music or with learning piano lessons in Tulsa that our fingers have memory, our muscles have a memory. And whatever emotions are repeated constantly is what they will remember. And so it’s important to make sure that what we’re playing is right. For instance. And as an example, if you’re learning a scale, for instance, the G major scale, you don’t want to, upon your first attempt to dart and sprint through it with your fingers. Why? Because you’re gonna stumble 10 different times if you do it that way. Instead, what you’ll want to do is start off very, very slow. And this takes intentionality. 


And you know, that’s the first point I want to hit is intentionality. We want to be intentional. We want to have intention and intention to play this right the very first time, intention and attention. We want to pay attention to what notes we are playing so that we’re not playing the wrong notes. So intention and attention. So we wanted to have intention with the particular way in which we’re playing slowly and then we want to pay attention to what it is that we’re playing. What notes are we playing? So attention and attention is going to help us succeed in that G major scale. But not only that, with all of guitar being intentional about what you’re paying attention to. So you know, one of the life lessons there is just attention to detail and having intention. You know, whenever you’re learning something and you want to do something well it takes time. 


It takes time on the front end. It takes intention and attention. And as you grow with that, as you become intentional, as you stay intentional, being intentional and stay paying attention to details, soon you won’t even have to be intentional. And then you won’t even have to pay attention to what you’re playing. Why? Because you’re teaching your fingers to be intentional early on and they’re going to remember, your muscles will remember what you’ve played so many, so many times over and over and over again with, you know, and it’s just the physics, right? Whatever’s repeated, 


You know, it’s going to be remembered basically. So that’s what I teach. That’s the philosophy. Learn. We want to learn at the pace of no mistakes in life. You know, if you’re driving, if you’re trying to learn how to drive a car, but I’m going to say is just like, you know, you’ve got to learn slow first. You’ve got to learn what to do, right? You gotta be intentional with what you’re doing so that you can get smooth at it, right? Become smooth and proficient and competent. And then after that, competent and confident. So you want to have intention and pay attention. Oh, how vital this is when it comes to driving a 2001 ton car, right? 


It’s a weapon. It could be a weapon if it’s depending on who’s behind the wheel, who knows how to use it. But if you wield it well, it can be a tool, right? To get you from a to B to help you make money until you have the career. Things like that. So learning at the pace of no mistakes, you know, we all have that learning curve. Think of a baby, you know, helping the baby. Be intentional about walking. Hey, I’m not just going to let you just grow on your own and learn how to walk on your own. I’m going to, I’m going to pick you up by your, by your arms. I’m gonna stand you up and I’m gonna let you walk to daddy or walk to mommy across the, across the room. And if they fall, what do you do? You run to pick them up again. 


One, two, maybe even three times after that third time. You kind of let them fall on their own. And you’re intentional about letting them fall, but you’re helping them pay attention to dad or mom. Right? So it’s important, you know, and it’s just a way of life, you know, to, to get good at anything. We have to be bad at it first or we just have to be intentional about it first on what we’re saying. We have to be cognitive about what it is we’re saying. You know, to we can’t be on autopilot. I have to be very, very intentional, very, very attentive so that we are very particular, which would be very particular about what we’re learning starting off. So that later on we won’t have to be, it’s an investment. Think of it as an investment into yourself, into your fingers, into your hands, into your skill. And so, you know, guitar playing is a skill. Being a teacher is a skill. Communication is a skill. 


Driving a car is a skill. You know, anything that you can be actually very, very good or proficient at is a skill. Playing a video game. It’s a skill. Even with that, you’ve got to be intentional and pay attention to maybe if you’re playing a role playing game and it’s a fuck you know, martial arts game, you gotta be intentional about what you know, what the buttons mean. And careful to put push what buttons when it’s time to push the button. You know what combos you can do. You know, it’s just a silly example, but you can see that this isn’t every area of life whenever you’re learning to do something. And so the better though that you, the more repetitive you are with the right things, the more 


a proficient, the more competent, the more you won’t have to think about it later on. And that is being highly skilled. You know, you don’t even really have to think twice. It’s just second nature to you. And so what we say is, you know, we, we go slow to go fast. We want to go slow and rights so that we don’t do it. And it’s much better to go slow in the ride than it is to go fast and wrong. And that’s just really, and the lessons, the life lessons I’ve learned with teaching guitar.