[...] this guy was a bit too intense for most junior
HE was truly one of those musician's musician types,
played half a dozen different instruments, and all of
them very well, etc.
A great lesson for all concerned. :-))
YEp, and part of that was his admission that he should
have expected that I'd work out an alternative signaling
arrangement with my neighbors and been able to put two and
two together. I think he was a bit disappointed that his
wife didn't correlate one action with another.
AFAIC one can't be sure who will become a professional
musician or a teacher or a staunch supporter of the arts
later on & I owe it to my students to do my best.... :-)
INdeed, and a friend of mine went in with much the same
approach, he was a music major instead of pedagogy, but
fell into teaching.
This lady's daughter was one of his pupils and sang his
praises for getting the kids actually interested in
learning about music.
I play three or four instruments well enough, but I'm
not suited to teaching well. I don't have the patience
for it, and part of that patience is an impatience with
myself if I"M not getting an important concept through
to a pupil. That impatience with myself for not being
able to put it across manifests itself in the pupil
perceiving I'm frustrated with him/her.
A friend of mine however says I'm a very thorough and
patient teacher, but that was in another subject, not the
music. I"ve come to the conclusion that maybe I can teach
radio theory, or radio operating techniques, etc. but just
am not temperamentally suited to teaching music. THat fits
too, as I'm the guy who will walk out on a bad performance,
or a musician failing to tune his instrument properly.
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