TakeLessons Helps Students Face the 5 Common Excuses For Not Practicing In today's blog post, TakeLessons explores the top 5 excuses for not practicing music, and how to overcome them. San Diego, CA (I- Newswire) November 21, 2011 - The American Music Awards entertained audiences last night with glitz, glamor, celebrities and of course - music! Taylor Swift and Adele tied at three awards each, with Swift winning the coveted Artist of the Year honor. These ladies have come a long way, and even if they make performing and winning awards look easy, one thing is for certain: they had to practice to get where they are now. TakeLessons (http:// takelessons.com), that nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, published a blog post today underlining the importance of practicing - and how to overcome the top excuses for not doing so. For example, older students starting to learn an instrument later in life might get home from a busy day at work and feel like they don't have any time to practice. Without a specific goal in mind, it can be all too easy to lose focus and think up a dozen excuses. The following are a few of the excuses TakeLessons highlighted, courtesy of the Music Made Easy blog (http:// blog.music- madeeasy.com/ the-10- most- common- barriers- to- practice- and- their- solution): "1. Not Having Enough Time Solution: This barrier is simply perspective. Sometimes you may feel like you haven't got enough time to practice because you think your minimum practice time should be an hour or half an hour. It's ok to practice for five, ten or even three minutes at a time. Doing these short amounts of practice with focus is still better than not doing any practice at all. When I ask students if they could find five minutes in the day to play their instruments, they always answer that they can. If you adopt this mindset, you will find you will practice more and feel better about your music. 2. Lack of Motivation Solution: Most commonly, lack of motivation is due to not having any goals for your music or having unrealistic expectations of what your progress should be. So, start by setting some realistic goals for yourself, one that you can achieve in a single practice session, one you can achieve in a week and one that you can achieve in a month. Once you have something to work towards and something you want to achieve you will find your motivation levels improve. 3. Not Enjoying Practice/ It's too Boring Solution: Make sure you have some goals for your music and design your practice activities towards achieving these goals. Having resources you like to work from is also important. Practice can only be boring if you are stagnant, repeating the same exercises and routines over and over. So try to change this if it is your habit. Try to have a practice goal for every session you do and collect resources that will help you achieve these goals." By sharing the tips with blog readers, TakeLessons aims to continue engaging current students and help them reach their musical goals. Readers are invited to share their own tips and advice by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where fans can also learn the essential personality traits to becoming a successful musician, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http:// facebook.com/ takelessons).
Additional Resources About TakeLessons: Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America's full- service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers. Company Contact Information: TakeLessons Jon Crim 350 10th Avenue 6th Floor 92101 Phone: 877-231-8505
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San Diego, CA (I- Newswire) November 21, 2011 - The American Music Awards entertained audiences last night with glitz, glamor, celebrities a...