Piano Lessons Tulsa | Goals
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You can reach all of your musical goals that you set. So one of my main points that I wanted to hit was setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time limited goals. It’s important that you are able to do this because this will be the criteria by which you will always, or considered when setting any type of goal for yourself. And so this is goal setting one-on-one. If we want to successfully achieve goals, we’ll have to know how to reach them. And so there’s this really cool acronym, used for reaching and creating goals. It’s kind of the criteria for goals. And so we’ll get into that in a second. But my name is Steven. I’ve been a musician for 12 years, going on 12, yours. That is, and that will be this coming March. I will be playing music for 12 years and I’ve learned so much in piano lessons Tulsa.
There’s so much to learn. There’s so much to, to get better at. There’s so much to enjoy. There’s so much to know, so much to understand. Still so much. We don’t understand there were no, and I don’t think we ever will, but, it’s important to Constantly be growing, constantly be learning as an instructor and constantly being a student of the craft and a student of music. That means constantly learning and asking questions. You know, it’s important that we are comfortable asking questions because if we’re not, how can we ever know the answers? Maybe questions that are more important than answers. I don’t know.
What do you think? So anyways, without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been an instructor at the Curtis Academy, Curtis music Academy that is, for one year now and have loved every single minute, every single hour and every single lesson of it. Not to mention every single meeting as well in piano lessons Tulsa. And so, you know, our meeting times are definitely developmental areas, how we can get better, how we can get better together and ways we can improve, the learning experience, the experience in general for our students and our teachers or instructors, at the music Academy.
And, so yes, we are talking about setting musical goals and we’re going to be using, one of my favorite methods is the smart method. We’re going to be using a smart method, not an intellectual a good intellectual method, but it is a good intellectual method for piano lessons Tulsa. It’s just ironic that it’s an acronym for smart. So without further ado, we’re going to be discussing how specific goals are going to be crucial to you reaching your goals, to how, how to make your lessons or your goals measurable in piano lessons Tulsa. Thirdly, how you can achieve, your goals and how that ties into the setting process of goals in piano lessons Tulsa, how to keep your goals relevant, and also how to establish time-sensitive goals as well. So without further ado, we’re talking specific goals.
So as my first point, specific goals, why is it important to have a specific goal? Well, it’s important to have a specific goal because without specification we have disorientation. Hope you got that without specification. We have orientation, we get disoriented, we get confused, we get lost in piano lessons Tulsa. And in order to not get lost, you have to know where you’re going. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re lost. If you’re lost, you don’t know where you’re going. You see the, see the, the twig here. So we want to establish one the goal or the target of our efforts. And that is the starting place of specifying what it is that this place will look like. Feel like, smell like, tastes like every physical aspect of the goal. We want to clearly define and identify goals in piano lessons Tulsa.
And so a specific goal would be something like, I want to learn how to drive fast without spinning out of control. Yay. And while staying calm doing it, that’s a pretty specific goal. Another specific goal would I want to do 20 pushups in 20 minutes by myself on a wooden floor in a gym that doesn’t smell like cheese. That’s a very specific goal. Another specific goal would be I want to climb Pikes peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a backpack that has no more than 50 pounds with my wife and on a Thursday at 3:00 PM when the sun is out and there aren’t many people there. That’s a very specific goal. And so it’s important to, to as best as you can, specify every detail of your goals so that you know exactly what they look like whenever you approach them.
You know, it’s like having a GPS or it’s like the concept of what my dad used to tell me, Steven, if you’re, if you’re going to California and to see family and someone along the way, you’re, you’re halfway to California and someone’s tells you, stops you and says, Hey, you should go to Florida. It’s beautiful there. You know, to not listen to them because you know why you’re going to California. You know that you’re going to meet your family and so it’s important that you specify what your goal is so that you know what it looks like when it’s time to hit it or stop there. Next, we have measurable, measurable.
We’re going to briefly kind of just go through these, but when something is measurable, measurable, it can be literally measured. You can track it, it can be tracked, and so you want to be able to track the goal. That’s the whole concept. If you can’t measure, measure it, you can’t measure it. You can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. My apologies. If you can’t measure something, you can’t manage something, you can’t manage what you can’t measure. And so we want to be able to have measurable goals. That measurable goal looks like. I’m going to first learn the G major scale and all of the notes in it. Second measurable goal.
I’m going to play a G major scale from top to bottom using a metronome at 20 beats per minute. Third goal is I’m going to play the G major scale at 40 beats per minute. Mmm. Those are specific and measurable goals. Next is achievable. It’s something that can be achieved. Basically, it’s something that is not impossible but is actually possible. Fourthly, we are going to have relevant, we want relevant goals in piano lessons Tulsa. Relevancy is really something that relates to what you’re doing. It’s relevant, it’s relative. It’s, it’s it’s current. It’s in the now. A goal would be to, a relevant goal would be to learn a guitar if you’re going to get the guitar. And, irrelevant goal would be to learn a software program. If you’re good at tech, it’s relevant. Another thing would be time limited. And this is my favorite. It’s important to have time, limited goals because if we don’t have time limit to goals, they’re gonna last forever and we’ll never achieve them because we never put the pressure on ourselves to learn them.