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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000291.txt from 2000/04

From: "Aaron Hayden" <haydenmusic@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 21:18:55 -0400

I was not a clarinet geek by all means. I had other things to do and I fit
them in. I played sports, worked all summer long & hung out with my
friends, but I was still able to practice. I didn't practice all those
hours straight, I would break it up. I would average at least 4 hours per
day, but most of the time I would get in at least 6. I also could not
practice past 9:00PM, since I lived in an apartment building.
Aaron
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From: "martin josephson" <mjosephson@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Hayden" <haydenmusic@-----.com>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 3:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses
>
>
> >
> > > I find that there is a lack of comittment in this generation.
> When I
> > ask them how much they practiced this week, they usually say about 20
> > minutes a day for about 3-4 days, which I can tell. Then I tell them,
> well
> > I used to practice at least 5-6 hours a day 7 days a week, they look at
> me
> > in horror or shock
>
> I am not trying to take on the teaching world here, but I think that you
> are missing the point of taking music lessons. My daughter is in middle
> school. She practices clarinet and piano 30-45 minutes, 5 days a week.
She
> just received firsts in her solo and duet clarinet competitions. She
plays
> on a select level soccer team. She plays on her school basketball team
She
> is in the school play. She has had a number of poems and short stories
> published in anthologies. She has a couple of hours of homework every
night.
> Tonight she is going to a dance. Many of her friends do the same. Your
> students may not be as committed as you would like to that one endeavor
> where you are part of her life, but my daughters are doing a great job of
> growing up, and I know that music will always be a part of it. That is the
> purpose of why most children take music lessons.
>
>
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