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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000016.txt from 2002/06

From: "Jay Webler" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: selmerintonation - Today's students
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 07:53:53 -0400

You can tell a lot from the tone of such a statement. In most cases,
when this question is asked it is usually done in a surly, complaining
tone. It is not usually given because the student is really interested
in the answer. Verbally challenging the teacher can be valuable as
long as you are doing because you really want to understand. But
many times it is not done for that reason. I am not out to create mindless
robots, but whining and complaining is not the same as respectful

Jay Webler
Jay's Clarinet and Percussion

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Wakeling" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: selmerintonation - Today's students

> > The most amazing statement that I have often
> > heard in a lesson is, "What difference does
> > it make?", when trying correct an inherent
> > problem. Apparently they assume that I'm
> > giving out information just to fill up time,
> > or I am not intelligent enough to give
> > valuable information.
> Mind you, it might be that they just don't understand why it's important.
> Not that I'm assuming you don't give reasons - and I know that "What
> difference does it make?" can be as much a sign of laziness as not
> understanding - but there can be value in verbally challenging what a
> teacher tells you. ;-)
> -- Joe
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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