It is a universally known fact that when people do not enjoy doing an activity they will do everything in their power to avoid it. Several of us have had experience with this concept when we were taught musical instruments as children. We have memories about playing boring scales and being forced to practice endless chord progressions. Being taught to perform on a musical instrument does not have to be dull. In fact, it should be fun rather than work.
One of the first things that Zera Music Company will provide is the immediate opportunity for the student to start playing. This means that right from the first lesson the student should have their instrument out and be strumming along. By creating this atmosphere the program is demonstrating to the student that they will see instant results and quick improvements in their skill. By getting them playing as soon as possible, our program has students learning how to play instruments immediately.
There are few people in the world that can pick up a skill immediately and become a master without taking the time to practice. We generally consider these people to be geniuses or prodigies. For the rest of us, mastering a new skill takes a lot of time and a lot of effort. It also takes a lot of dedication because sometimes the time lag between starting and becoming proficient can seem entirely too long.
The right education system will teach students not only that practicing is a vital part of learning a musical instrument, but also that practicing can be a very enjoyable activity. When you love your instrument and you love your education program, you will love to practice. That is why it is very important that when you learn how to play an instrument, you are also being taught the right practice strategies.
When it comes to learning how to play a musical instrument, practice is unbelievably vital. There is very little chance that the first time you pick up a guitar, that you will be able to make a sound that even resembles music. But with a little time and effort, and the right instruction, you soon find that your practicing has paid off. This is true whether you play a classical instrument or want to learn guitar.
Sitting down to start practicing should be an activity that is actually thought of as sitting down to play. The musician should not view practicing as a chore, but rather a great pastime. In order to ensure that the course is good, you must make sure that the student is always engaged.
Another key component to effective practicing is having the desire to play. If you are dreading your practice time, then it would be a good idea to re-evaluate your strategy. You will likely find that the program from which you are learning is not capturing your attention well enough, or that your practice strategy is lacking the excitement you need. Instead of allowing your motivation to lag, you should reevaluate and try to learn through a new and more dynamic program.
Students will enjoy a musical education program so much more if they actually like the songs they are being taught. There is a tradition in music that seems to require that students be forced to learn old and out of date music. This music does not get the students excited. Instead, students should be able to learn how to play by practicing the songs they love. This way they will be excited to start playing and showing off to their friends.
There is an old adage in the music community that you play the way that you practice. Essentially, this truism means that if you are lazy and sloppy when you practice then you will look lazy and sloppy when you perform. Regardless of what instrument you are trying to master, you need to practice effectively and actively. That is why practicing while you try to learn an instrument is vital to your progress.
Zera is proud to offer music and voice lessons not only to students but also to adults as well!
If you would like to find out how we can help bring music into your home, contact us today to find out how we can get you a free no strings voice or music lesson in your home, at your earliest convenience.