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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000365.txt from 2000/04

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Student motivation
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 17:24:22 -0400

From: "Michael Byerly" <>
> Perhaps my statement seemed a bit overgeneralized. I do have several
> friends who are wonderful musicians but who lack exceptional talent in
> academics. However, if you were to compare students in my school Wind
> Ensemble to students chosen randomly from the rest of the student body,
> would find that the music students tend to take harder classes and receive
> better grades than students in that random draw. This would also apply to
> students in drama, choir, and orchestra, for example, and I believe a
> similar trend would exist in any school. But in no way would I claim that
> ALL music students are academically talented.

You're claiming a trend. I've heard anecdotal evidence, but I've never seen
any hard stats. Belief ain't truth. It _may_ be true, but if we use
anecdotal evidence then I can easily show you just about anything.

mark C.

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