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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000909.txt from 2004/10

From: "Nicholas Yip" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] confidence in the band program
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 00:41:18 -0400

unfortunately their behavior seems to carry over to their playing. Time to
bring out the tyrant in me! LOL

Nicholas Yip
Clarinetist and Music Teacher

>From: "Karl Krelove" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: [kl] confidence in the band program
>Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:45:45 -0400
>Welcome to the world of school music. Only, be careful not to give total
>credence to what the kids *say* about their own playing. With the age comes
>a good deal of nervousness about claiming to be good, in case they really
>aren't. They don't really have anything much to compare themselves to
>perhaps professional performances in whatever genre they listen to outside
>of school, so unless they're *really* awful, they don't generally know for
>sure how good (or bad) they are. Safer to advertise your weaknesses and let
>someone else (maybe the band director?) point out your strengths.
>Karl Krelove

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