Awareness – The Key to Making Progress

Awareness – The Key to Making Progress

There are so many things going on in our fast-paced world that sometimes we end up missing the little things in life. It can be a real challenge to focus on the present moment and not be thinking about what happened yesterday or what will be happening tomorrow! Planning for the future is important, however, the most important thing students can do to improve their skills is to develop awareness in their practice time. 


At this point, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve told current and former students to “Try that again a little bit slower.” It happens in nearly every lesson for a good reason – it’s easier to notice what is happening when you slow something down! Imagine taking a ride in the car to a place that you are used to, but instead of going the normal speed, you go at a much slower speed. Now you might start to notice some of the trees on the side of the road, or maybe you will notice certain places to eat or shop at that you haven’t been to yet. These discoveries might surprise you, but the funny thing is that they were always there – you just might not have noticed them before! Similarly, when mistakes happen in practice time, we might not notice them if we go too fast. But if we can spot them, then we can fix them!



Jonathan Curtis, Guitar 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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