A NEW SITE! A NEW DAY! After teaching over 30 years I still view each day as A NEW BEGINNING!
In that time I’ve encountered some difficult challenges both mental and physical. Overcoming those challenges have brought me tremendous joy and satisfaction but most importantly PROGRESS!!!
The key to a new beginning is individuality. Each person reacts differently on a physical and creative level. What works well for one person may not work well for another. Things like techniques that are geared specifically to a student’s interest are paramount. Many times challenges can be overcome using a person’s favorite songs. Sometimes a break in the monotony. A student’s favorite songs can be the life’s blood of the lesson, the thing that elevates their outlook.
Sometimes when people begin doing something they think about how long it will take to finish. Focusing on the Kwikstep method while experiencing rapid results is the secret. Effective time and technique can also help students begin to master basic skills right from the start. It’s important to develope a sense of time right from the start. It’s like jumping rope. The rope is constantly in motion. It’s important to keep moving. It’s really momentum in it’s truest sense. I once taught a student who said it felt like she was flying. It’s like riding a bicycle. You have to keep moving to maintain balance.
Like reading a good book, music has the ability to transport you to another level, to a sense wellbeing and joy.
Without this connection music can sound lifeless and dull, to the player as well as the listener.
Even if you’ve already begun to make your musical aspirations a reality.
It’s A New Beginning to deepen the truest expression of yourself through your music!
Don’t let anything stand in your way! Music is MAGIC and SO ARE YOU!!! THE SECRET IS YOU TO A NEW BEGINNING!!!