one step at a time.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Is it personal?

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.

11 comments:

Sweet Kitty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!!

Hugs,
Sonny

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Anonymous said...

Is it personal? With you, almost certainly so!! Anon

Anonymous said...

Actually, I've decided that being completely anon is pointless, and no fun whatsoever (and possibly just insulting).

I therefore suggest that you think about which sad, lonely git has 5 minutes spare on a tuesday lunchtime to google the name of your ensemble only in order to drag this up.....

Cos googling your real name didn't bring this up!! Googling mine would bring my blog up. Jeez, it's probably too obvious now.

TopChamp said...

I'm so clever I've worked it out... and school only finished 16 minutes ago so you can probably tell I snuck out early AGAIN!

My Marrakech said...

Oh, I am so sure it is not personal, as a mother of 5 and 7 year olds. I just bet you are a fab and fun teacher. Unfortunately I am tone deaf and so I *extra* admire you.

Coco said...

Hey, speaking as one who has been the route of private lessons, teaching that particular age group comes with an intricate variety of issues. Lol - which is why I work exclusively with teens now ... You have my sympathy, but the kid was probably just tired. BTW, I think I might be able to help you with the audio links, if you wish. Heaven knows, I had to work at it long enough myself.

Annelisa said...

Personal - first day back? YOu have to be kidding! You should have been a fly on the wall the some of the stuff I had to put up with Monday - the S#!T certainly hit the fan!!! I'm still recovering.... phew!

Annelisa said...

...and I'm so curious who your anonymous commenter is... is it your guy?

TopChamp said...

Nah - friend of mine. He's a weirdo (really hoping he's come back to check comments!!) and the blog he speaks of is really a marketing tool for the liberal democrats.

CJB said...

Of course I've come back to check comments, well not actually about this, but I thought 'whilst I'm here may as well see if I was too f'in obvious'.

It was.

Good stuff.

Annelisa said...

:-D Not at all subtle then! A wierdo in the lib dems? No, never!

I see you got your old familiar trumpet piccie back - I'm thinking of doing a special icon for profile pic, like leaving a message wherever I go...

I like your pic - it's bold, yet mysterious!