Wow! Where does the time go? It almost seems as if just a few weeks ago we celebrated New Year’s Eve for 2016, and now, a few weeks later here we are. It’s 2017. As I continue to grow older, it seems as if time never slows down but speeds up. I also realize the fact that I’m not getting any younger either. I must be a wise steward of the time that God has given to me. In light of this fact, I want to talk about goals I have set for this year concerning my music. Some things will have to deal with my personal life, but today I want to mainly concentrate on goals I have for the ministry God has given to me.
Goal # 1 – Practice More… No matter how full my schedule will be I will make the time to practice. As the saying goes, you will make time for what you love. As a Church pianist, it’s my job to make that I am well-practiced and to make sure I have enough piano solos in my repertoire to drop and play at any given moment’s notice! I also personally want to improve my skills at playing the piano.
Goal # 2 – Add 40-50 new songs to my repertoire… I really do not have these goals in any particular order, but in reference to my first goal, this will actually give me something to make sure that I am practicing more. This is going to help me add both to my sacred and secular repertoire.
Goal # 3 – Record a video every week and upload it the web…This is going to be especially helpful to those who are considering hiring me for their event! I would like to do this at least every other week if not every week. This could be new music, or music I already have in my current repertoire.
# 4 – Network with other ministries
# 5 – Complete a 2nd CD
# 6 – Get at least 15 student s in my studio
# 7 – Take piano lessons again
Some of these are going to take a considerably good amount of effort on my part, but, thank God I do not have to do it alone. Jesus is going to be right there with me every single step of the way . I eagerly await 2017 to see what this year is going to hold. I am more excited to share these adventures with you!
These are just a few of the many goals I have for both my music and personally, but, I just thought I would list a few of the main ones for you.
Happy New Years! May God richly bless you this year, 2017