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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000419.txt from 1998/04

From: "Iguana S" <iguana_s@-----.com>
Subj: RE: lesson motivation
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:05:49 -0400

>One of the fundamental problems is that almost no music teacher
initially
>gets into the profession because they started with the idea that they
had
>a love of teaching. Almost without exception our original motivation
is
>our love of music. Some of us eventually come to love teaching as much
or
>almost as much as we love music, and some others never do.
>
>Ed Lacy

Hmm, I'd like to hear from some of the other Music Ed majors and people
in music education on this one. I'm a music ed major because I want to
teach music. Even if I had the ability to be a performance major, I
would rather teach. That's really bad news for the students, if the
teachers don't really want to teach. How can a teacher motivate
students if he/she isn't even motivated to teach? Are there really
almost no music educators who initially got into the profession because
of a love a teaching? I'm sorry, I'm writing "really" a great number of
times this evening. Anyway, maybe if the person loves music, he can
make it rub off on others even if he doesn't especially
(yeah, I found a synonym for really) like teaching. The best music
educators would seem to be those that love both teaching and music
Are there so few who fit into that category?

Tahna Britton

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