How to avoid Learning Plateaus

9466126-beautiful-young-woman-playing-violin-stock-photo-violin-musician-musicIf you want to become an artist, or a real professional, you need to (among many other things) cultivate an internal evaluation locus, your own personal concept of exactly what beautiful art, success, and excellence means.

What it feels like, sounds like, looks like, and feels like. This is, after all, one of the the fundamentals of your artistic DNA. This is what is giving us our one-of-a-kind voice. If we put our head too deep in the sand, though, we may run into another sort of problem. When our learning process is stagnating, we may very well get stuck on a plateau….

We’ve all had this sort of encounters, where we practice harder thane ever before, put in a lot of time, but where we, for whatever reason, don’t seem to be able to take it to the next level. Full of frustration, we begin to get the idea that we’re missing something, some technique element or some knowledge that could us there, but we don’t have a clue, what could it be? So we’re stuck on ore plateau….

Now how can we overcome these situations, how can we break through these terrible plateaus? How can we get unstuck?

Here you go

Today was shot day. Not an easy choice. I’ve worked with students who have documented adverse reactions to immunizations. When you teach music lessons to students, this is also part of your duties. I’ve been to the funeral of a 9 year old who had PDD and seizures as related to her immunizations (Dept of Health and Human Services agrees with this statement to the tune of enough money that the family could afford to care for their daughter with round the clock in home care and tutors).

Scout’s job predecessor has a son who was developmentally normal until a week after his second round of shots and he’s been exhibiting PDD/ASD traits ever since. And I *know* there’s not supposed to be an autism/vaccine link. I know this.

However. In my tiny tiny sample size, I know that when there were preexisting conditions of neurology or prematurity or general “not normalness” that adverse reactions have happened. It’s difficult to find good information about it too. Everyone has a very strong bias, indicating that you will harm your baby no matter which choice you make.