People ask me all the time how long I practice, or what I practice, and even, why do I still need to practice! If you want to get good at something, and STAY good, you have to keep putting energy, time, and effort into it.
Today I’m starting a new feature. Every morning, I will list my daily music goals, and at the end of that day, I will be back to update you on how I did.
Setting goals is a very important step in progress. You know this from many aspects of your own life. For example, when you get in your car, you have a destination in mind and a route to get there. If you are baking something, you decide what to make and then follow a recipe. And so on.
So when you sit down at the piano, it’s the same idea. Figure out where you want to “go” or what you want to “bake” and then follow a course of action. Will you always achieve every goal you set for every day? Probably not. But that’s really not very important. What IS important is that you’re aiming for something and your actions are taking you in that direction. Missing your goal by a little bit is a lot better than aimlessly wandering about.
I would love to have you join me in this new series! Jot down your goals in the comments section below each daily post and then come back and tell me how you did! There’s no judgement, I promise. Just a sharing of our progress and supporting each other through the daily ups and downs of being a pianist, at whatever level.
And now, on to my goals for today!
- Record a piece for my ballet music album
- Practice my major and minor scales
- Record a tutorial
- Edit a video
See you tonight!
UPDATE: I did numbers 1 and 2 and then went to bed early with a cold coming on! Will pick up tomorrow where I left off today. 🙂