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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000691.txt from 1997/09

From: Karl Krelove <>
Subj: Re: Personal Philosophy of teaching
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 16:40:06 -0400

At 08:19 PM 9/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello everyone. My name is Anets and I am a returning member to the list.
>I have missed about three months of discussion so far. I'd like to take
>the opportunity to pose a quwstion of my own . I am a recent graduate in
>Music and am now pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree ( Teachers Colage)
>My first assignment of the year has me involved in some deep inner
>thought, which is somewhat difficult for me.
> It asks me to state my philosophy of teaching music. Well this may
>sund easy but for some reason I am having difficulty in getting started.
>Would anyone like to offer some of their own thoughts on how music should
>be taught in school, or even at all for that matter. How do you teach
>music? What do you teach about music? How do you relate to your students?
>How would you like to relate to your students?
Far from being an easy question, this is one of the most difficult ones to
answer and your answer may still be evolving when you reach your
retirement. I think, though, that the one "question word" you've left out
of your list is the most important one and the real starting point from
which to reach answers to the others: you left out "why." "What" and "how"
only get answered with any conviction when "why" has been answered first.

Good luck.


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