Title: The Good, The Bad, The Music
The Good: Everyday I get to dance and sing. I have groupies. I reach students on a mental, physical and emotional level. I get to make pretty bulletin boards and get to decorate the stage. I get to see students smile when they “get it”. I get to hear some of the sweetest sounds in the world.
The Bad: My colleagues and administrators don’t “get” the importance of music education. Their attitude and actions speak volumes. Antibacterial wipes and Germ-X are not the invincible warriors against little kid germs. Some days it’s just starting over. Again. The pay isn’t that great. Teaching beginning band every year is worse than some ancient torture device. If I have to hear “Hot Cross Buns” one more time I’m going to shove a conducting baton in my skull.
The Music: Everyday I change the lives of my students through the power of music. I empower them to make music. I encourage them to find the music within themselves. I enlighten them to the amazing music around them. Everyday I make connections with young people on mental, physical and emotional levels. Everyday I hear the music.