Piano Lessons Tulsa | Reaching Goals

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In this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we’re going to be discussing how to reach your musical goals. We all have goals and we all desire to reach them in piano lessons Tulsa. Without further ado, my name is Steven. I haven’t been a music instructor at the Curtis music Academy for one year now and have learned so much about teaching, about communicating, about instructing, about growing as an instructor, about growing as a student, of the craft of music and learned many tips on different, how to teach different age groups anywhere from five to 50 or even above in piano lessons Tulsa.

And so I’ve also been a musician going on 12 years now. This coming March as it is December of 2019 and in three months I will have been playing for 12 years of my life, which is half of my life because I’ll be 24 years old. So to have been playing music more than half of my life and to been to have been, you know, S you know, constantly growing and learning and performing and practicing and you know, worshiping and you know, playing and concerting and you know, teaching, so on, so forth. You, you pick up a few things along the way in piano lessons Tulsa. And so my goal here is to teach you something from my, from my experience that I’ve learned.

And this is just, you know, from my experience. And so it’s pretty valid and I hope that you are able to grasp a few golden nuggets from this podcast so that you can become better at what you do in music. And so without further ado, this is how to reach musical goals in piano lessons Tulsa. My first point is going to be about how being patient is a key virtue in playing and reaching musical goals in piano lessons Tulsa. My second point is how breaking big goals into smaller goals is going to be vital to your success as a musician in piano lessons Tulsa. And thirdly, how celebrating the small wins is really key to being successful in the goals that you set for yourself. So without further ado, we are discussing how to reach musical goals in piano lessons Tulsa.

And the first point to reaching your musical goals is to establish the understanding that you will need patience in piano lessons Tulsa. Patients will be required of you to reach any goal. Why will patients be required to reach any goal that I set for myself? Well, Greg question. So patience is the thing that says, I will wait for timing. Patients has to do with time and things take time to grow. Things take time to develop. If we are going to be successful, what is success? I believe success is setting one goal and reaching it. Simply put, you know, and there’s a certain amount of patients needed for the goal. And one thing we want to establish is an understanding of how much patients will I need, how much patience is required for me to reach my goal.

And oftentimes there’s, there’s a, you know, it’ll take a certain amount of time. Well, patients is just your willingness to endure journey a certain amount of time. So being patient is just a state or an attitude. I think of, of waiting to say that someone waited patiently is saying that someone waited, waited, well, they waited, they didn’t kick and scream. Patience is an adjective I believe, or an, I mean it’s kind of like an action or a verb. So it’s a, you know, it’s the act of doing, it’s a state of being. It’s a, it’s a beating. You know, you have to be patient and it’s enduring with grace in piano lessons Tulsa. I think it’s endurance with grace and, and willingness to, kind of be calm in the midst of a situation or circumstance and and allow the time needed to pass.

It’s an understanding that this amount of time will be needed. And when you’re really being patient, it’s, you don’t know the outcome. You don’t know when something’s going to happen, but you wait for patiently or expectantly. And so being patient is a key virtue and your ability to reach musical goals. Well, second, we’ll be breaking big goals into small goals and how this is vital. Why is this vital? It’s going to be vital for you to break big things into small things so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. And as an example of my own life, I have many, many steaks. I love steak. I love meat, I love cows. I love chickens, I love animals. I love meat. And so I love bacon to another type of meat, right? Red meat.

So it’s important to, you know, slice up the Turkey. It’s important to chop up the steak. It’s important to slice up the ham. It’s important to use bricks to build a house. It’s important to break things, big things into small things. It’s important to, you know, in order to eat an elephant, you have to eat it one bite at a time. It’s this whole concept of breaking big things down into small things, things that seem only almost nearly impossible and to smaller chunks or smaller nuggets or smaller pieces so that they can be digestible in a, in a, a, in a healthy fashion. So if your goal is to, you know, play flamenco guitar and you’re a beginner, you’ll need to be patient with yourself as you learn how to hold the guitar as you learn how to, use enough, pressure in your fingers when plucking, it’s important to know where to place your fingers.

There’s a, there’s a few steps to, to learn before you can just go run. There’s the concept of a baby and a baby walking where you’re going to have to learn how to crawl before you can learn how to walk. You’re going to have to learn how to take one step before you can take two steps. You’re going to have to learn how to walk before you can run, you know? So it’s you going gonna have to learn how to run before you can learn how to sprint, you know? So it’s a progression. And so you’ve got to break the big things into smaller things. I like to think of how, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Thirdly is we’re going to talk about celebrating the small wins and how that is really crucial to success and you reaching your musical goals.

Now, the reason it is crucial is because it is, it can make or break, it can stop or start, it can continue with, or it can discourage. It can encourage or discourage your desire to reach your musical goals. If you celebrate the little wins, you’ll celebrate even more. The big win. However, if you don’t celebrate the little wins, you won’t have much fun getting to that big goal or the big one. You know, it’s kind of like, I don’t know if you guys have ever played sports, but if you don’t celebrate one win at a time, then your, the team doesn’t seem to be having fun and it isn’t motivating going into the next game. It’s a celebration of taking one step at a time. It’s one celebrate, one celebration at a time. And it’s important that we do this guys. And so let’s be patient. Let’s break our big goals into small goals by remembering how to eat an elephant one bite at a time. And lastly, how important it is to celebrate the little wins. Because if we celebrate the little wins, we’ll celebrate the big wins even more so. So that is how you can reach your musical goals.