Tulsa Guitar Lessons | Time Management

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Alright, so this topic is it topic, which I certainly still deal with and am each week. I think actually getting better, actively getting better and staying conscious of it is key and it’s how we can start, how important it is to start and end our Tulsa guitar lessons on time. It’s very important, to Curtis Academy, Curtis Music Academy that we are creating a reputation of honoring people’s time, starting and stopping Tulsa guitar lessons on time and never being late to a lesson. That’s for sure. As an instructor it’s very important that we’re early to our music Tulsa guitar lessons and which will help us start on time. 


It becomes really hard for an instructor to progress or succeed at the academy or really anywhere in life if they can’t be somewhere on time. Recently I fell subject to being late, which I rarely am and it really made me want to get better and be more conscious and be more punctual. And so it’s important to keep a calendar where your Tulsa guitar lessons during the week are pinned, and scheduled. whether it’s on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday. It’s important to know the time, date, location of your music lesson and to have, reminders and reoccurring Tulsa guitar lessons every week. Just mainly what I mean is putting a reminder of your lesson time an hour before your lesson begins so that you can be there at the time that you would like to, which would be 15 to 20 minutes early. 


I’ve got to work on myself being consistently 15 to 20 minutes early. I started out getting here 30 minutes beforehand. Of course I was new and wanting to make an impression, but all the more as I, the longer I work with Ron and Curtis Academy, I want to improve every single day, every single week. I want to perform at my best and I even want to get even better in the details and can I want to be even more consistent as time goes on. Not less consistent because that would be moving backwards. And that’s not what we want to do. We want to move forward in life, not backwards. And so as instructors it’s important for us to be early, and have a calendar where we schedule our Tulsa guitar lessons every week. Also, the subject of, starting ending Tulsa guitar lessons on time falls on you, not the student. If you are late to a lesson and the student is early, that looks really bad on you, unfortunately as the instructor. 


And it’s important that you apologize and make an ensure that that won’t happen again and plan and use your calendar and schedule your Tulsa guitar lessons and give yourself plenty of time beforehand to prepare to drive to and get out of your car and enter the Curtis Music Academy early. Not on time is on time is actually late. And so, we all deal with this and it’s important for us to be as consistent as possible. We do mess up whether that’s once a week or once a month. we are human and we make mistakes, but we’re also human and we progress. And so, that is one point I wanted to make. Also, sometimes the lessons start time does depend on the student. As an example, I had a student who was late to the guitar lesson. I was early and I was prepared for that lesson. 


And by the time I got there, they were 10 minutes late and he only had after that a 20 minute lesson because I ended on time. He also had somewhere to go afterwards, which kinda helped. But I did do everything I could to make sure that our lesson did end on time as it did. And so no matter what, we want to make sure that we in the lessons on time and we start as soon as the student is able to start and then we only give them that 30 minute slot or sometimes it’s just the remaining of that 30 minute slot, say 10, 10 minutes or even 20 minutes or 25 minutes, maybe even five minutes, whatever.  however late they are does effect their time slot is what, which is what they are paying for a time slot. 


They’re not paying for 30 minutes anytime during the day. They’re paying for a time slot specific set of minutes during the day. And so if they miss that lesson and they miss, they miss out that week and we must reschedule, which is up to leadership, which is up to Ron too, you know, reschedule that same week if that’s what they so desire, he will personally work that out with them. So that it is best for us as well as best for them. And also I love that they have Ron and Kelly Curtis have the instructor’s best interest at heart and want to make sure that we are the best instructors possible. 


And so every week we actually have a team meeting where we discuss things that are going good during the week, in our own personal lives and things that are going great during the week in our lessons at Curtis Music Academy. And this opens up many different topics of where we can discuss things that are going good and things that need some improvement. And so, I do love that Ron is a great example of starting and ending on time because he displays it during our meetings. We always start on time. 


And we always end on time. Why? Because he is conscious and respectful of the instructor’s time as well as ending on time because some of us are married or some of us do have school or college, you know, college and homework and other things to do and he wants to be a man of his word. And that is one way. He is a, that he is a good example of that. And so I want to aspire to be more like that. it’s important that we are, not the hindrance to our lessons, mainly dealing with time. And so one thing we can always do is make sure that we have one calendar to schedule all of our lessons during the week and make sure that there is a reminder set and for an hour before the lesson.


, at least 30 minutes before the lesson, which should, depending on where you live in the city, give you the, you know, plenty of time to arrive and arrive early, early meaning 15 to or even 30 minutes early. And so that is how I go about making sure that I’m on time and then ending on time. One thing that Ron taught me was to use body language to let the student know that you are wrapping up the lesson, not only body language, but you use verbal cues to let the student know that you are. We are wrapping up the lesson. And lastly, even more of a verbal cues I guess really when it comes down to it, by, and as an example, another verbal cue is saying and looking at the clock and say, Oh man, it looks like we have five minutes. But I’m so glad we have five minutes because I get to teach you this and go right into that point. And then after that point, bring up what we’re going to be discussing for the next lesson.