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Learn Music Faster – Use a Practice Sheet

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Blog, News | 2 comments

Learn Music Faster – Use a Practice Sheet

This is a sheet where you plan and write down what you’re going to practice. It has space for you to tick off each item each day. You can download my template practice sheet here. Practice sheets are great as a reminder of what you are meant to be working on. This keeps your practice structured and focused…

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Goal Setting 11 – Final Post – The Painful Truth

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Goal Setting 11 – Final Post – The Painful Truth

Here’s the thing that the books don’t tell you…

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Goal Setting 10 – Summary / Recap

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Goal Setting 10 – Summary / Recap

We’re reaching the end of my series on goals. This post will summarise everything we’ve discussed so far in a nutshell, so that you have a single point of reference. Come here if you need to jog your memory without going through all the previous 9 articles.

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Goal Setting 9 – Achieving Goals – Weigh Every Decision

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Goal Setting 9 – Achieving Goals – Weigh Every Decision

In the post about why goals work we identified that the key reason they are so effective is that they help you make decisions. So this tip is simple – every time you make a decision, consider your goals and whether the choice you are going to make will further your progress towards that goal.

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Goal Setting 8 – Achieving Goals – Tell People

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Goal Setting 8 – Achieving Goals – Tell People

Last time we looked at how regularly reviewing your goals and the steps you’re taking towards them are the best way to keep yourself on track. This time I want to give you another tip for achieving your goals as quickly as possible.

I would recommend sharing your goals. Tell other people about them. Don’t necessarily blurt it out as soon as you introduce yourself to someone new, but be prepared to tell people about it as and when it seems appropriate. Definitely tell your close friends and loved ones. Maybe tell other people if it crops up in conversation.

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Goal Setting 7 – Achieving Goals – Review Regularly

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Goal Setting 7 – Achieving Goals – Review Regularly

I touched on this in my previous post, a step by step guide to setting goals. However, this goes beyond setting goals. We’re now in the process of working towards and achieving goals. The most important thing you can do in this process is to review your goals regularly.

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Setting Goals 6 – How to Set Goals – Step by Step

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Setting Goals 6 – How to Set Goals – Step by Step

Up to now we’ve talked a lot about goals and I gave some tips on how to choose yours. So once you have an idea what it is, what should you do?

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Setting Goals 5 – How To Set Goals – Choosing Your Goal

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Setting Goals 5 – How To Set Goals – Choosing Your Goal

In previous posts we’ve introduced the idea of goals, defined them, discussed why they work and talked about how you can only really have one goal. With all this to bear in mind, how do you go about choosing your goal? How do you narrow down all your interests, desires, hopes and ambitions to settle on one target that you will pursue at the expense of all the others?

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Setting Goals 4 – How To Set Goals – The Rule of One

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Blog, News | 2 comments

Setting Goals 4 – How To Set Goals – The Rule of One

So far in this series we’ve introduced goals, defined what they are and looked at why they work. Now I want to talk about how to set goals.

I’m going to start with probably the most contentious statement in this whole series, but please hear me out before you make any snap judgements. Here it is –

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Starting Out As A Music Teacher

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Starting Out As A Music Teacher

A friend of mine who is starting out as a music teacher sent me some questions about my experiences when I started. I wrote a pretty comprehensive reply, so I thought it might be useful to put online for anyone else considering starting out as a music teacher.

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