Loosing Students

I’ve been a piano teacher for almost 5 years now and I love it.

I love sitting next to someone and listen their progress as the time goes by. But you know what I hate?

Loosing students.

And loosing money… But mostly loosing students.

Why?

Because in some ways I become a friend with my students and I enjoy being with them. Because all the hours and weeks that I spent sitting next to someone goes to the trash and most importantly because all the work and patience that took me to take you to the point where you can play piano well means shit to you and you just walk away on your work.

Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit but you know what I mean. Loosing a student to me is loosing a friend because I see you once or twice a week. I don’t even see my “real friends” that often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An it hurts my economy too…

 

 

 

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My first international contest

My first internacional contest was the Love Song Project and It was quite the experience.

Mostly because I didn’t take it seriously. I had a song, change it a little bit and basically force it to be a love song.

I wonder why I didn’t win….

Anyways, altho you might think what a stupid person. Why she didn’t took the opportunity serious? The answer is pretty simple, I was tasting myself If I was capable or not to do that sort of big contest. I was really insecure about my song and a bit scared actually.

Inferiority complex is quite common.

But! I did it anyway and I didn’t win but I did gain a lot. Because now I have the confidence to participate in other contests and feel good if I don’t win because not winning is part of the experience too and you can gain a lot.

It’s weird isn’t it. People always talk about the winners but they never think about the ones that lost and how that also affect them. Sometimes in bad ways and some in good ways.

Thank god it was a good way for me

But first! Let me introduce myself…

My name is Kiara Echevarría. Im a 23 years old peruvian instrumental composer and piano teacher. I currently have 11 students and I teach approximately 14 hours a week. Its not bad but as you can see I have alot of free time. So, if you think that in the rest of my day I compose like crazy… Let me tell you, you are very wrong, in fact I haven`t compose anything in the last 3 months… If not more. The answer is very simple. Lack of inspiration.

But Kiara! You are a musician you are supposed to be creating things all the time nd playing all day piano and things like that!

Im sorry if I dissapoint you but no. Most of the time Im in my computer watching randoms tutorials on youtube, being with my bofriend (who is also a musician) and giving clases. Altho I have plans to change my routine this is what I`ve been up to this far..

 

And now that I wrote it is sort of sad actually

Here we go

So, what’s the deal with this. There are A LOT of blogs in the world and I know I’m, sort of late in this. BUT I haven’t seen a blog that talks about how hard it is to be a musician and how to deal with the everyday crisis as one.

Well… spoilers is F-ing hard.

The general idea is that this is my space to share all my experiences fails and success and the struggle.

So, stick around if you are curious!