FAQ

Who are you?  Why should we listen to you?

Honestly, I’m nobody you should listen to.  I’m just some teacher guy that knows a little something about juggling and learning.  I’ve never been a proponent of authority over original thought.  I don’t tell.  I offer ideas and then we talk.  I’ve had students change my ways countless times.  What kind of teacher would I be if I didn’t?  I’m always learning just as you’re always learning.  So don’t listen to me but, if you want, we can talk and learn something from each other.

Well what about those other motivational jugglers?  Are you better than them?

Of course I am.  Actually ‘different’ is a better word than ‘better’.  Other people/companies tend to be jugglers who have learned to give a presentation or speakers who have learned to juggle.  I have nothing against them.  They’re great and they have their place.  They’re good at relating juggling to the business world and giving adults a way to de-stress.  This is not my program though.  I do not do this.

What do you do then?

I teach.  I am a teacher.  I don’t use juggling as a metaphor for team building or task management.  I use it as concrete evidence of the learning process and the inevitable obstacles that are faced along the way.  I use it as a means for helping students learn how to learn.  And more importantly, for showing students that they can learn, that we’re learning creatures by nature, and nothing is beyond their grasp.  You’d be surprised how many kids forget that in their schooling.

So I can learn juggling?  How about balloon animals or the trapeze?

Um, no.  I don’t teach clown or circus skills.  Actually I could show you balloon twisting (something I picked up for my kids’ birthday parties) but that’s another story.  This isn’t circus camp.  It’s not really even juggling.  It’s learning to learn by leaning to juggle.  That being said, I find juggling a fun activity in itself and you probably will too or you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

What kind of students do you teach?

All kinds.  Anyone can learn to juggling.  If you can hold a ball, you can juggle a ball and then we’ll work on it from there.  Younger kids build confidence and hand-eye coordination.  Older adults maintain acuity and flexibility.  Everyone gets something and everyone gives something (refer back to question 1).

So I can take a class with my grandfather?

Absolutely.  I offer mixed level classes as well as classes geared towards specific age groups.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the calendar email me and I’ll see what I can do.

I can’t afford the $200,000 class fee.

Whoa, hey, hold on there.  For a limited time, we’re offering the Juggling Rocks New Student Scholarship which reduces the cost of participation down to just $50 for the four week program.  You can’t get any better than that now can you?!  What are you waiting for?  Sign up today!

 

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