School is back in session! If youâ€™re a student, consider your own approach to education. Which type are youâ€”an average student or an entrepreneurial one?
An average student believes:
An entrepreneurial student understands:
|School is preparation for their career.Â||School is an early phase of their career.|
|Music school is in charge of what they will learn.||Learners create their own education.|
|Good grades are the goals of education.Â||Good knowledge is the goal of education.|
|The most talented and accomplished musicians will be the most successful ones.Â||Creativity, interpersonal skills, work ethics, and the willingness to take chances are just as important indicators of success, often more.|
|School will teach them the important answers.Â||School can help them figure out the important questions.|
|Curriculum represents a series of hoops to jump through.||Curriculum represents a series of opportunities for growth and the development of skills.|
|The curriculum has far too many requirements.||The curriculum has far too few requirements.|
|Studies should focus on developing strengths.Â||Addressing weaknesses is equally important.|
|School will help shape their personal identity.Â||The importance of actively shaping the schoolâ€™s identity as well.|
|Professors are solely teachers.Â||Professors will also be future connections, colleagues, and friends.|
|Classmates are merely other members of their class.||Classmates will become some of the most important relationships imaginable.|
|Rules must be followed at all costs.Â Â||While breaking rules always has consequences, every true visionary has broken rules.|
David Cutler balances a varied career as a jazz and classical pianist, composer, arranger, educator, and conductor.Â Visit www.SavvyMusician.com for information about his book (now available!) The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living, & Making a Difference, a Resource Center with 1000+links, and much more.