How Will I Measure My Success?
You made the decision to pursue music lessons. The metronome is clicking, chords are taking shape with the proper fingering, the drum beats have more precision and the vocals are a lot less “pitchy.” But just how are you measuring the success of the entire endeavor? Without setting goals and defining expectations for yourself and your instructor, how will you know what you’ve really accomplished.
Clear expectations need to be measured – learning an entire song, beating back stage fright or whatever you decide and write down as a goal. This gives your instructor some tracks to run on to help you attain your goals. He/she can set a pace to reach these in the time allotted for lessons – and practicing what your teacher teaches goes a long way in reaching these goals as well. If you know your expectations, your teacher/instructor can hold you accountable when things get off track.
Set small weekly goals and overall goals as well. With a well-drawn out map of your goals, the path is set and each one can be attained. Keep practicing and performing – then set more goals!
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