Why Set BIG Goals

Why Set BIG Goals

Many set what they believe to be “realistic” goals so that they are easier to obtain. But goals that are big, ones that are challenging, those are the ones worth sacrificing for. Those are the ones that inspire us. When we started San Antonio Music Academy, we did not set out to be a “good” music school. Our goal was to be the absolute best music school in the entire city of San Antonio, Texas. Now that’s a goal worth fighting for. Because it’s something we believe is worth achieving, it’s something we’re willing to work very hard at. The same applies to musicians. If Student A sets out to play Etude in G while Student B sets out to play Moonlight Sonata, Student A will have more success because Moonlight Sonata is a beautiful piece, a challenging piece that is worth the — sometimes arduous— practice.

     Setting an ambitious goal is only part of the equation. You must understand it’s the small steps that will lead you to a great accomplishment. When a child learns to speak English, he or she does not wake up one day speaking English fluently. No, he/she learns a few new words every week. Likewise, when your instructor tells you “practice at least 15 minutes a day” they understand that progress is made through daily work. Remember, you and I have the same amount of 24 hours in our day that Mozart or Bach or any great musician had. The question is what you do will with your time? Will you set BIG goals, ones that inspire you, ones that you’re willing to work towards on a weekly basis?

-Roland Guerrero, Executive Director

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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