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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000725.txt from 2003/10

From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Starting a youngster
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 18:38:39 -0500

This article has it exactly right (in fact I may risk violating the
copyright to distribute it to my students' parents). Thank you for the
citation.

Of course, nobody in this case was talking about mocking or criticizing any
child. I think that's something we all would agree is counterproductive if
the goal is to have the child succeed with and love music. The only goal
this kind of behavior serves is to bolster up the weak self-image of the
mocker by making him/her feel superior.

Karl Krelove

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noel Taylor [mailto:r.n.taylor@-----.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 9:23 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Starting a youngster
>
>
> I agree very much with Nancy - although I'm not a parent or a teacher, so
> what would I know? However, here's a snippet from today's
> Guardian in the UK
> on a related subject:
>
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1072217,00.html
>
>
> Noel Taylor
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Buckman, Nancy [mailto:nebuckman@-----.edu]
> > Sent: 28 October 2003 13:27
> > To: klarinet@-----.org
> > Subject: RE: [kl] Starting a youngster
> >
> >
> > It just seems that much energy has been expended trying to
> > talk oneself and
> > > others out of doing something that is at worst not harmful.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Since when were laws written about when a kid can/may do
> > anything. For Pete's sake people, when a kid asks, let him
> > try. And if an offer to try is made and the kid accepts,
> > leave him alone. Kids certainly know what they like and
> > don't like. If a 4-year-old asks to play something, then let
> > him try. You might just be amazed at what gets accomplished.
> > And if he hates it, don't force him to continue just because
> > the rental period isn't up or for whatever other excuse you
> > can come up with. That just makes him hate it all the more
> > and could keep him from deciding to try again later. Music
> > is meant to be enjoyed.....by all.
> >
> > Nancy
> >

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