I hate clutter. Which is why Chrtistmas stresses me out. My otherwise “minimalist” house becomes a haven for snowmen, candles, mistletoe, and other paraphanelia to fill up flat surfaces.
When things are cluttered I just can’t reach my peak performance. And I’m not simply referring to household knickknacks… I’m also talking about the clutter in my head.
Sometimes It’s Just Too Much
And maybe you feel the same? Maybe your mind is inundated with all sorts of piano teaching strategies that you just can’t wait to implement; new games, activities, pieces, and manipulatives. In fact, maybe you have so many new ideas, that none are actually being successfully accomplished.
Cut The Clutter… and Relax
I’ve learned that too many “great” ideas are a problem. So each new year, I purge. I assess my daily lesson plans and cut everything that either isn’t working, or is just barely working. And then in their place I choose, from my hoard of great ideas, new strategies to take their place.
So this year, join me in my purge. Purging is important. By continually adding, but never cleansing, piano lessons become a scattered, rushed, and confused mass of hysteria…. And nobody want that!