Discipline is the fuel of achievement

Discipline is the fuel of achievement Creativity sparks the flame Passion fans the fire Discipline keeps it going for as long as it takes.

 

Disciplining yourself can be tedious, annoying, inconvenient and even agonising. And yet, the results cannot… Continue reading

Piano played to nourish yourself – artistic self-care

Piano is a great medium for expressing your feelings. Over time playing can become a worthy part of your personal support system. Music reaches where no words can! Would you agree that the majority of people learning the piano don’t… Continue reading

How To Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 6

STRUCTURE & CONTENT OF WORK

 

This is largely up to your teacher to define, however, it does need to be discussed and agreed upon with you. We all learn differently.

Do you understand the process of the work you… Continue reading

How To Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 5

REWARD YOURSELF

Rewarding yourself regularly is important. It takes years to achieve a meaningful musical goal. We all want instant gratification, and it mostly can’t happen when we learn music. As I said in a previous blog, setting up your… Continue reading

How To Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 4

SELF CHALLENGE

Self challenge is about setting your goal and challenging yourself to achieve it. Challenging yourself to do better. Challenging yourself to be more you. Challenging yourself to meet your own expectations.

How you go about your practise is… Continue reading

How To Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 3

POWER OF ROUTINE

To achieve meaningful things, we need to do consistent work. Making it into a routine makes it much easier. It also stops us wasting time & frees up creative energy and thinking. It is the path to… Continue reading

How to Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 2

WANT METER

A want meter is where you imagine a sliding scale or a barometer with O (zero) meaning you don’t want it at all. In fact you don’t want anything to do with it! 10(ten)  is you absolutely… Continue reading

How to Achieve Your Musical Dream – Part 1

DAILY JOURNAL

This is a very powerful process

Write in a notebook or type in a device

*Keep it private if you wish

*Be completely honest with yourself

*How are you feeling before during & after your practise

*What did… Continue reading

Socrates says…

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul…” Socrates

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