Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My first music student
I wasn't quite as prepared as I should have been. I volunteered to give clarinet lessons this year since there were so many giving piano and I figured it would be nice to have a change of pace for the students. My first student (of hopefully two) is little Daniel. He's in first grade so that's an adventure in itself. I got a book from Sandi Joy, our music teacher, and just flew by the seat of my pants. Really...what is there to prepare...the kid knows nothing. --Well truthfully I should say that he did take piano in Korea so he knows that an E is Mi. A good start...I won't have to teach reading music in addition to the technique of playing-- We worked on putting the clarinet together and making a sound without the Dizzy Gillespie cheeks. I figured that was enough of an assignment for next week. We'll see how it goes.