"Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection." -Toba Beta
In my search for new quotes for the studio wall I came across this one. It's a great quote because, though the usual quote is "practice makes perfect", it is not necessarily what I strive for in my studio.
Nicole's studio goals:
1. For everyone to develop and/or nurture a love of music.
No matter how basic or advanced the material is, I want to find songs that my students will love! But it doesn't stop at the students…parents, friends, partners, family…you should all be enjoying (and praising!) the wonderful music that you are exposed to each and every day.
2. For lessons to be fun!
There is no better compliment than when a student says "It's done? But it was so fast today!".
I love to use my games and other fun material in lessons to re-enforce concepts that we are working on each week. For more mature students, there are still games, or fun pages and new songs that we can work on. Let me know what you are enjoying most so that I can be sure to fit it into our lessons often!
3. For students to go home and want to play.
Wether its Adele, Super Mario, Sonatina, a fun scale or another song or exercise, there should always be something for the student to look forward to. I used to play something every time I passed the piano (hint: put your piano somewhere where it will be passed by frequently, and leave those piano books open!).
Perfection isn't always the best goal. Focus on striving for your best and enjoying the process.
You are all doing a great job!:)