You Are Not Special Snowflake In The Marching Arts!

When I say you are not a special snowflake, don't take it the wrong way.

I say that because so many of my private students get down on themselves for having difficulties with drumming and they think they're the only ones that have the problems that they have.

They wonder why they are having this problem. They might think that they’re dumb, or something is wrong with them.

But after working with so many Students, I know that most students have similar issues and problems, so in that sense, most people are not special snowflakes.

So what ends up happening is I tell them that, “hey, I’ve seen your issue occurring with so many if not most of my Students…so don’t worry, because you’ll overcome this issue. How do I know this? Because my Students have overcome this issue!”

That being said, this can definitely seen as a positive thing anytime you are getting frustrated or mad at yourself for any issues you are having related to drumming.

Conversely, if you are able to do something well, you can’t think you are too special either because chances are a lot of people can do what you can do and it’s possible someone out there is even better.

Now, is this a good thing or a bad thing?

If anything, I think it show that we're all much more similar and much more connected than we think ;)

What are your thoughts? Does this make you feel better if you are struggling with something drumming related or worse in that you don’t feel as special when you finally reach a higher level?

For further perspective, make sure to watch the video below:

Karl Arrieta