We are all on a musical journey.
Music is not just about notes on a page or hot licks. It is about the expression of life and culture.
One of the basic lessons of the teacher is that the teaching is only a small part of the process. The student needs to understand that the lesson will not be assimilated immediately and it is only meant as a springboard to facilitate one’s own explorations. There are no instant results, we are always working towards a larger goal. One must spend the time cultivating the musician they dream to be.
I have never felt that musical proficiency came naturally for me. Therefore, during my journey I have had to study the processes of learning music intimately. There is no one right way for everyone. We all have our own voice. As a teacher it is my job to help the student discover and nurture ones own voice. It is a great joy for me to share this passion with others.
Fortunately this is fun. It has to be fun or at least feed you in some way or why bother?
- Be Clear
- Take Small Steps with many successes
- Be efficient
- Trust the Teacher
- Work Hard
- Have Fun