In order to be able to use the courses and use them in the best possible way, we have to answer the question; ‘Why?’. I think of the courses as tools to support your growth. I think it’s really important that you think about your ‘Why?’; Why are you doing these courses? Why did you sign up? This is a post in my Motivation Monday series, where I explore topics to inspire and motivate you towards success. Reach more here..
Let me give you some examples of some What is your WHY?:
If you’re a voice teacher your ‘Why?’ may be…
I want to be able to play voice exercises for my students better or I would like to be able to accompany my students better or I would like to be able to do both of those things better. Having this clear sense of what that is or maybe now that so many of us are still teaching via zoom or other online platforms maybe the idea is that you will be able to record accompaniment parts for your students and not have to pay for other people to do them or to use an app.
If you’re a singer-songwriter maybe your ‘Why?’ may be…
I want to be able to use the piano to accompany myself singing my songs or I would like to use the piano as a tool for songwriting. This is especially helpful if you have been doing a lot of your writing on guitar, the piano can frequently give you some different choices especially if guitar is more your primary. Instead of going to your usual shapes, you’ll have a chance to kind of explore harmony in a different way.
If you’re a general music teacher or music therapist, your ‘Why?’ may be…
You want to be able to create accompaniments for movement exercises or for singing or for improvisation. There’s so much that you can do using the piano.
If you’re somebody who is not a professional musician, your ‘Why?’ may be…
Maybe it’s your dream to be able to play your favorite songs on the piano and be able to sing along. Maybe playing the piano has been a lifelong dream for you and you just didn’t have the time or the bandwidth for it before.
All of these things are really helpful for you to think about. Think about what your ‘Why?’ is and I would even go as far to write it down. I think it’s a very powerful thing to write down what your purpose is.
You could write it somewhere if you have a binder where you’ve kept your notes. You could put a little sign on your practice space that reminds you of that. Maybe there’s an inspirational quote that you really like, something to keep you centered on that. I find that if people are just sort of checking things off their to-do list they forget what the purpose is and I really want this to be a Purpose-Driven experience for all of you so if you have any questions or comments. leave them below!
I am here to support you and I would love to hear your ‘Why?’ so you can leave that below.
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