In my (real world) ukulele class I had a student quit last night because it wasn’t “advanced” enough. (It’s a beginning level class, so I’m not sure what she was expecting).

She was polite about it and I wasn’t offended. Though when I thought about it, I was a little perplexed.

Personally, I like to take advantage of any learning situation I can. No matter how good I get playing uke, it always feels “mediocre.”

That said, I’ve been around the block a few times, and it can be hard to find a lesson or class where I don’t already know at least the gist of what’s being taught.

And that “gist” is the gist of this email.

Because knowing the “gist” is not the same as really knowing the subject.

I would never suggest that you sit through a class where you’ll be bored out of your gourd. (And any teacher worth his salt ought to be making even the most basic material interesting or entertaining).

But when you get a chance to take a new class, buy a new book, video, course, etc., (like my “Defeat the E” course), be open-minded.


You never know what you don’t know!

your pal,

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