Practicing Blues

Practicing Blues

In our modern-day world of instant messaging, fast food and high-speed internet, we are beginning to lose an appreciation for things which take time, work and determination. A talent or ability is like a seed which can be planted and cultivated. Depending on the individual who plants it, the seed may seem to take more or less time to start growing. But one thing is certain: anyone can plant the seed, and anyone can see it grow if they are willing to work at it.

Every good musician I have ever met has at some time or another come up against feelings of wanting to give up. What did they do when they reached this crossroads? With a little bit of determination, and with some help and support from parents and music teachers, they were able to roll up their sleeves and stick with it. Soon enough they were able to see the fruits of the seed they planted, and that was enough to motivate them for the rest of their life.If you or your child has experienced these similar feelings of losing motivation, know first of all that this is normal. Second, know that creating a system of rewards for yourself or your child is the best way to keep a person on the path to their goals. Small incentives for daily practicing and larger rewards for passing off songs or playing in recitals will help lead a music student along until they reach that satisfying point of hearing themselves play something fun and fantastic on their instrument.

So what am I really saying? Keep practicing daily. Keep being excited about music. Make goals small and large and have a reward system at home for reaching those goals. Parents and families, keep helping to motivate your music students, and in no time, all the minutes spent practicing will pay off.

-Mark Campbell, M.M.

Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Aimee Tigar

Great place, totally recommend it.

Aimee Tigar / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Kelly Walden

Mark is excellent with our autistic son who recently began piano lessons at the Music Academy. Very patient and kind instructor. Highly recommended.

Kelly Walden / parent