As a new year rolls in, many of us make those pesky little new year's resolutions. Whether it’s to eat healthier, exercise more or save money, often by the end of January our goals are long forgotten.
If your New Year’s resolution is to learn an instrument, get started on the right foot with lessons at the Shake It Up Music School in Nambour, Sunshine Coast.
Our school caters to students of all ages and skill levels, with music teachers for nearly every instrument.
To get you ready, here are some tips to make sure you reach your new years music goals!
Choose an Instrument
Okay I know this may sound obvious, but 1st you need to choose your instrument.
Crazy I know.
Many people will already have a passion for a certain instrument, whether it’s the piano, drums or a bass guitar.
For others, this choice may be a little bit harder. If you’re stuck choosing between two different instruments, or you just have no idea, then coming in store is a great idea.
You can explore the range of musical instruments available, and figure out which one sets your heart on fire.
You might fall in love with the piano, and want piano lessons. Or maybe you’ve got a keen interest in jazz rock and want to pick up an electric guitar.
Whatever your choice, Shake It Up Music can help you find the best instrument for you.
Practice Practice Practice
Even if it’s just a little bit each day, practicing is the key to developing any new skill.
Don’t be disheartened if you sound awful in the beginning and it seems to take forever to get the hang of it. Afterall, sucking at something is the first step to getting good at it.
If you stick with practicing, you will eventually develop your skills.
You just want to make sure that you don’t develop too many bad habits early on, which is why getting professional music lessons is a great idea.
Music theory can be helpful, but your practical skills and technique are going to be your number one priority.
It may sound cheesy, but learning an instrument should be fun! The more fun you have with your instrument, the more motivated you will be to practice and perfect your skills.
Whether it’s through experimenting with different styles, or playing songs you enjoy, developing a love of music is going to help you improve.
You could have all the musical knowledge in the world, but if you don’t actually enjoy yourself, then it will show in your music.
We teach students how to play their instruments, but also how to appreciate and develop a love for music as a whole
Develop Your Skills
Music programs are a great way to develop your skills, no matter what level you are at, or where you are on your music journey.
You may already know how to play your instrument, but want to learn the skills needed to perform on stage, or branch out into a different genre.
The Shake It Up Music school offers one on one lessons, or small groups can be arranged upon request.
Contact the team, to arrange your next lesson and start your year right with some music education!