Posts in Music Education
3 Ways To Stay Motivated

Motivation is something that seems to come and go.  What is it that drives us to pursue something? Where does that fire originate, and more importantly, how do we keep that fire lit?  Motivation, the thing that pushes us forward, but the thing that also can be daunting and overwhelming. How do we wrestle this beast into serving us instead of scaring us?  Here are some tips I can share from my experiences:

1. Gimmie fuel, gimmie fire, gimmie that which I desire!! YEAH!!

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"Practice", and "Play"

The expression “practice makes perfect” is one of those concepts that transcends geography, race, class, and just about all other boundaries.  It’s a concept that is often implemented by teachers, mentors, guides, and gurus across the globe. Why is that? - It’s because well..., it’s true.  Without the routine of practice finding its way into a person’s life, then there is literally not going to be an opportunity to discover, hone, and master a skill.  Some say it takes 10,000 hours, others say a lifetime, and some even say that true mastery is idealistic, which is by definition, unattainable yet strived for… It all depends on who you are talking to.

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