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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000789.txt from 2000/04

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music and Academic Achievement
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 07:48:09 -0400

From: "Kevin Callahan" <>
> On a semi-related note, I'm having trouble with the other clarinets. Most
> are genial, but a few seem to have a problem with me picking up the
> instrument. They act as though I've invaded an exclusive club. It's
> seriously starting to bother me. Has anyone else ever had this happen when
> you start playing a new instrument?

Kevin, I think this attitude is pretty common in any endeavor that takes
some skill, not just musical instruments. There are always those who won't
think that you're "one of them" for some time, and then a few years later
they won't remember when you weren't.

There's music at

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