There is nothing better than having a motivational goal for all of your efforts. Encouragement and praise helps you get there, but all of your effort is made worth it in the form of a prize. Of course, at Shine Music the teachers provide all of the encouragement, praise and feedback students need in order to help them conquer an instrument. Shiny stickers and Shine Dollars, which can be saved up to purchase a prize, just help make it just that little bit more worth it; I have seen students run out to their parents to show a new sticker, or to help count out their Shine Dollars. One in particular saw our Guitar Hero 5 promotional offer today and commented “I want it!” The father just said, “Just keep practising and you’ll get it.” Imagine something that you really want, or need. Using objects as prizes can help you achieve a goal that you are having some difficulty reaching.