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7979 Inwood Rd., Suite 113, Dallas, TX 75209 | (214) 455 1477
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Making Mistakes

The new year is about two weeks old, and the halls of Park Cities School of Music have been gloriously filled with all sorts of instruments making music. Each room has a little something different. Voice, violin, piano, and guitar lessons are just part of what we’ve got going on any given day. One thing that we’ve also been hearing, though, is a lot of students getting frustrated with making mistakes during their lesson.

“I’m sorry.”

“Ugh! Let me try that again.”

“Man! I just can’t get that right!”

The nice thing is that each of our instructors is incredibly patient, but even with a patient teacher, it’s hard not to get down on yourself. Students can be their harshest critics. Parents can have a hard time knowing what to say to make their kids feel better because they usually don’t have a musical background & don’t get the frustration. As fun as playing music is, these are the times when it really can get you down.

Students, please know that we hear you & we understand. The instructors at Park Cities School of Music are world-class musicians and performers, but before they get on a stage, there’s a lot of preparation. They use metronomes until they can’t stand the beeping. The use countless pencils AND erasers to make notes on their music. They record & assess themselves over & over again. They rehearse as often as is necessary, and they practice all the time. Throughout all of it, there’s one thing they do more than anything else — they make mistakes. A LOT of them.

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” These are the immortal words of Alexander Pope, and they simply mean this: people make mistakes but it’s being able to move past them that’s the bigger deal. Keep your heads up, students & parents alike. You’re doing just fine.

Moe Ramos 

PCSM Instructor

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COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATE

A brief update from Park Cities School of Music regarding the continuation of lessons as we work to protect our faculty, students and families from the COVID-19. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be, to provide top quality music education in a safe and secure environment.

While Park Cities School of Music will continue to provide lessons to students in-person at our physical location, please be advised we are taking every opportunity to clean and sanitize our facility, studios and instruments. Understandably, if you feel more comfortable taking your lesson from the comfort of your home, PCSM can provide an online class for you in place of your usual in-person lesson.

Students coming to PCSM should be prepared to arrive a few minutes early in order to wash their hands with soap and water provided in the restrooms prior to their lesson. Faculty have been advised to wash their hands between each student, as well as wipe down any keyboards used between lessons. PCSM underwent a deep cleaning yesterday, as it does weekly; however, we will be increasing the cleaning of the facility during the coming weeks in an effort to keep germs to a minimum.

The PCSM Calendar will continue as planned. Online, at your home, or PCSM studio lessons will resume on March 23. We want to maintain regular schedule as much as possible.

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