Making the Most Out of your Lesson Time

Making the Most Out of your Lesson Time

Your teacher is there to give you guidance and instruction on how to practice your instrument. What I wish to address is the importance of making the most of each of lesson. Chances are you simply have ONE 30-minute lesson a week. That is a very short amount of time when you stop to think about it! Your ability to focus and concentrate is key to receiving the full benefits of every second in your lesson! Here are a few practical ideas to consider when seeking to maximize your lesson time:

1) Arrive on time (or better yet – early). Give yourself time to calmly catch your breath & focus before entering your lesson. That way once your lesson begins, you are truly ready to get to work.

2) Be prepared to listen to what your teacher has to say. Whether it’s suggestions on how to improve or a motivating compliment. If you aren’t truly listening, you won’t hear those important comments.

3) In addition to listening, go a step further keep a lesson notebook. Every constructive criticism can be recorded on paper allowing for quick and easy reference when practicing. This improves focus and will improve your time spent practicing – again, enhancing your lesson experience.

4) Communicate with your teacher.It seems simple, but if a concept is not understood, ask your teacher to explain it. It’s okay to be confused as long as you make it clear that you don’t understand. Just talk to us. That’s what we are here for; to help you grow!

-Hannah Carnett, Piano Instructor

Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
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
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / 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
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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