consistency leads to treasure
As a musician, young or old, it can be easy to get into a rut and feel discouraged in your practice. Growth of anything meaningful is often about doing the basic things repetitively. For musicians those are scales, chords, arpeggios, finger exercises, counting, using a metronome on that hard measure, etc. And while we know we should do these things, getting down to the nitty gritty of the doing can stand in our way.
My challenge for you: show up to do the basics of your music practice for at least 5 minutes 4 times this week. Sometimes just going and sitting in your practice chair is all you need to lead you to the doing. As you do small things with dedicated consistency, it will be what sets this treasure up for you to enjoy the rest of your life. Whether in a few days, weeks or months you will gain more confidence as you are consistent. You can do it and I know because I was once, right where you are in my musical journey. -Kara Smith, Mother & Piano Teacher