It was my first day at this new school today. The kids are great (really cheeky) and they've been well taught til now so it's pretty much a case of finding them some decent music and letting them play. Many of them I already know from teaching at weekends as they play in the bands.
I was late as I got stuck in traffic that I hadn't anticipated, and thought I'd get away with a sneaky 10 minutes. Unfortunately my boss had come in to see me at five past 9. Busted!
I escaped a wee bit early as I had a no show at the end of the day and sped across back to Glasgow for my private piano pupils. Reading back this sounds awful - in late & away early!
This is the bit that the title refers to: I taught the first lesson and it was fine - the boy is very good actually. He always seems unsure about his ability to do things but once encouraged to give it a go pretty much plays perfectly first time. Then his brother was called for his lesson (he's only 5/6 yrs old). He flat out refused to come in and threw a big tantrum.
Now today was the first day of school so it may just be that he was tired out after a good 2 week fun break.
Then again - it could be me!
Never mind. I have the last pupil tonight (trumpet) due at half past five so it gives me an hour off.