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How To Accelerate Your Learning Of Music & More w/ Zach Evans, Piano SuperHuman

“Your learning curve is determined by the details.”
— Zach Evans

Greetings, SuperFriends!

Today we are joined by Zach Evans and Zach actually came to us through a recommendation of someone in the SuperLearners Facebook group. Zach is a professional pianist who has also started very successful online music and piano training business, and he specializes in accelerated learning techniques for piano.

Now I know some of you in the audience are saying right now “well I’m not interested in playing the piano, why does this relate to me?” I would encourage you to put that thought aside, because actually, Zach and I got into some pretty in-depth accelerated learning techniques… and I have to say I actually learned quite a bit from him in terms of things that I’m not doing that I could be doing better. Including some things that could improve the way that I learn, and ways that I’ve maybe been neglecting to structure out my own learning process.

Zach really shares some very interesting stuff just about how learning a musical instrument, like learning a language, can be an incredible way to improve, refine, and test your learning methodology. And I think you guys are going to learn quite a bit from this episode. If you enjoy it, please note that there are many like it in the SuperLearner MasterClass – including an uncut video version of this one.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • How did Zach Evans become an expert in accelerated learning and music?
  • How was Zach influenced by the works of Tim Ferriss?
  • An interesting takeaway about how Zach sees music differently than others might
  • A surprising way that Zach is applying one of our most important accelerated techniques to music
  • How can studying music improve the way that you learn anything and everything?
  • How can you maintain motivation when tackling a HUGE subject, like piano?
  • An important conversation on small wins & reinforcing successes
  • A discussion on organizing, planning, and structuring your learning
  • A surprising point on how we may be wasting the majority of our practice time
  • Does teaching make you a better learning? Why and how?
  • What else has Zach Evans applied his accelerated learning skills to? Has it worked?
  • Why the order in which you read books matters so much
  • What are some of the big takeaways that Zach has learned about marketing?
  • What’s the homework for this episode?
  • A discussion of morning routines – and a brilliant idea that Zach has come up with

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Favorite Quotes from Zach Evans:

“Piano is really the same as sports. You’re using muscle groups… they’re just smaller muscle groups.”
“Fun is when you’re good… To have long term success, you have to be motivated by getting better.”
“The biggest time-waster, when people practice, is practicing stuff they already know.”
“Stop using free information, and just pay for somebody that’s good.”
“I love talking about structure and optimizing things, but at the end of the day, step 1 is, you’ve just got to put the time in.”

Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on online learning platform Udemy, and has snowballed this success into the launch of his rapidly growing information products company, SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces such products as the award-winning Becoming SuperHuman Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner" print, digital, and audiobooks; and numerous other online courses through it’s own online training portal, SuperLearner Academy. Jonathan’s media products have been enjoyed by over 130,000 people in 200 countries. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.