This Quote Should Be on Every Wall in My Studio…

“If it is important to you, you will find a way.

If not you’ll find an excuse.”

I’m still pondering the results of the Practice Survey I conducted in my studio last week. It’s interesting to see how many of my students selected the option, “I am too busy; my schedule doesn’t allow time for me to practice.” I know that some of my students do have pretty crazy schedules, but I wonder if our fast-paced culture has conditioned kids to think that they’re too busy to do things that they really could fit into their day if it was important enough… In going above and beyond the call as a teacher to keep piano lessons fun and engaging, I wonder if we sometimes forget to tell students the reality:

* Sometimes daily practice will be hard.

* Sometimes you will fall short of what you want to achieve.

* Sometimes practicing will not be fun.

* Sometimes you will feel like quitting.

*Sometimes you will wonder why you are learning to play the piano.

This is normal. It’s okay to feel these things. But you must press on. You must be diligent to practice every day. You must put your whole heart into doing the best you can. Because it will be worth it. It is worth it!

Quote HT: Artiden

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