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In this episode, you will learn about the first steps in becoming an accomplished flutist. Is music on your bucket list?
This is the Learn Flute Podcast Episode 023.
What this podcast will be all about
- Information on this podcast is supplemental to LearnFluteOnline.com
- How you can begin your path towards checking music off your bucket list
- What the first few steps are in becoming an amazing flutist
- A few of Rebecca’s bucket list items
- What you can look forward to learning from listening
Learn Flute Podcast 023
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Welcome to the Learn Flute Podcast. I’m Rebecca Fuller the expert at Learn Flute Online, and this is episode 23 where today we’ll be talking about music and your bucket list.
You can do it and Rebecca will show you how. Step by step all along the way. Introducing the Learn Flute Podcast.
It’s a great day here at Learn Flute Online, and I’m really glad you’re here to share it with me. Today I’ve been reflecting and looking forward as well. It’s caused me to remember to a few years back when I started to really compile a sort of ‘bucket list’ of things I thought would be really cool to do, accomplish, see, or experience.
I didn’t know this was such a common thing for others to do until I mentioned it to a large group of friends who all started to share what they really wished for their future.
I think I could sit around a chat about these things and kinds of subjects for days because I was really intrigued by everything that was said that day. And, I’ll never ever forget some of them. I’ll share a few with you here:
One person said they felt like if they could ever take a trip with their family to Yellowstone National Park, that that would be the highlight of their adult life. Another friend told the group that they just wanted to learn how to bake a really great loaf of bread someday.
I remember sitting there dumbfounded because the bucket list goals that were being shared were all every day occurrences for me. So, of course I offered to help show them. I actually grew up visiting and roaming Yellowstone National Park several times a year since I was a baby, and of course I have shared that with my own children. We hike, fish, camp, and soak up the beauty more than once every summer.
I also, perhaps like many of you enjoy eating great food. I do like baking, and have taken a lot of time to explore and work on many awesome bread recipes. I was really curious as to why someone would put these items on their bucket list since they seem relatively easy to accomplish just by deciding to plan and go for it.
But, something I found profoundly interesting was that there were several people in the group who said they really wished they could learn how to play a musical instrument well enough to enjoy and share. Being a music teacher and professional musician, this really struck a chord with me, and I decided to ask them why they hadn’t done it so far. The answer they gave me was it seemed too hard and took too much time to become proficient.
I took these notes back in my mind, and have never forgotten those conversations that day. Too hard was something I have always wondered about a lot. The words ‘too hard’ make me think of impossible feats like flying to the moon with homemade wings or something like that. Learning to play a musical instrument is only too hard if the information isn’t accessible or presented in a format conducive to learning. It just takes time and a certain level of dedication.
Winston Churchill said it really well when he inspired others with this quote, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”.
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I also intend to write my own story, and that definitely includes a lot of music and inspiring the good people on this earth. I know that my programs and lessons are there to help those of you who are really striving to learn and make something beautiful for themselves.
Now, how do we take a goal like learning how to play a musical instrument such as the flute and turn it into reality?
Well, I’d say there’s a recipe to accomplishing skills like this. And, of course the first being to set aside time to actually explore and do it. This is the most interesting part of doing something new. It’s always funny to me when I meet someone who says they ‘wish’ for something, but they aren’t actually doing anything about it. The sacrifice of some time regularly is what brings a goal to fruition.
So, number one would be to organize your life so that there is space for your new adventure. And, don’t ever compromise, because allowing other things and other people’s agendas crowd out your life isn’t going to create the growth you are seeking for yourself.
Number two, you need to not only find the time to work on this goal, but you need to get the proper tools as well. Of course learning how to play the flute and become a good musician includes having an instrument that is kept in proper working condition as well as keeping your music and lesson notes organized. Along with the lessons and having access to them.
Number three is an easy one for me because this is something everyone needs a reminder of once in a while. Some ‘stick-to-it-ness’ is needed in every worthwhile goal. I think I’ve mentioned to you that I’ve been an on-and-off runner for the past fourteen years. And I know all too well that ninety percent of the battle is actually getting my gear on and lacing up my shoes. The next five percent is stepping out the door and getting down the driveway. After that it seems to get easier. Really. Definitely more than half of the battle is actually showing up every day.
I love talking about how accomplish your dreams, and I hope you also have a bucket list. I need to mention here that I have never seen the northern lights. My goodness. I live in the northern hemisphere mountains, but the aurora borealis doesn’t come my way. So, this is on my bucket list and I’m going to figure this one out because that’s something just too beautiful to ignore.
I would LOVE to know what’s on your bucket list! It’s so much fun hearing what all you good people are up to.
Come join the conversation over at the Learn Flute Online dot com website where you can find all of these show notes with the other podcast episodes as well as a whole ton of awesome flute-related information and programs and lessons and lots and lots of tutorial videos just for you. It’s all just waiting there for you to come and enjoy.
I’ll see you again soon!
Thanks for listening today, remember this is where people of all ages, such as you, can come, learn, and play the musical instrument flute in an easy to follow organized manner and in the privacy and comfort of your own home, on your own schedule.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed learning all about the flute today! As we discover the first steps in becoming an accomplished flutist. Is music on your bucket list? Join us for the next episode.