Growth Comes With New Repertoire

Growth Comes With New Repertoire

Incorporating new literature into your practice sessions not only challenges you as a musician, but it also puts you at a significant advantage by providing new ways to approach your instrument. As musicians, our goal is to have musical conversations with one another through the medium of music. But this is difficult to do if we do not have a strong musical vocabulary on our instrument.

It is very common for students to continue practicing a piece that they have mastered because they know the piece in and out and they sound good playing it. This is excellent, but how do we expect to grow as musicians if we don’t introduce and incorporate new repertoire that challenges us to grow? For example, if we only practice a certain set of words in our spoken language, we would find it extremely difficult to communicate with our peers. The same is true in music.

Keep pushing yourself to improve by finding joy in challenging yourself. This will not only make you a better musician, but it will also help you tremendously as you start to make music with your peers. While it may be easy and convenient to practice something that we already know, I encourage you to push through the initial frustration of learning a new piece and not being able to play something “perfectly” the first time. This means that you are challenging yourself and growing as a musician, which is admirable! 

– Daniel Desalles, B.M.E., Drum 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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