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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000458.txt from 2000/04

From: Tony@-----.uk (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:00:07 -0400

On Tue, 11 Apr 2000 08:49:53 EDT, LeliaLoban@-----.com said:

> Matt Goff wrote,

> > However, I do not think that a week of no practice must necessarily
> > result in a wasted lesson time. I do think that the younger the
> > student is, the more likely it is to fall on the teacher to keep the
> > lesson from being wasted. One person on here mentioned that his/her
> > teacher gave a lesson on working reeds one week, for example.

[snip inspiring story]

My story is less PC, but it did happen that I was prevented by illness
from practising all of one week during the first couple of years of my
learning the clarinet. (I must have been around eleven years old.)
I turned up, got out the instrument I hadn't touched since the previous
lesson, and played the piece we had been working on.

"That's *much* better!" said my teacher. "You must have worked really
hard. Well done!"

Like the thing about learning to ski in the winter, and to swim in the
summer.

Tony
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