one step at a time.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Teachers. Bah.

OK so I teach quite a lot myself.

Maybe more accurately the title of my post should be: Musicians. Bah.

I don't know.

What I do know is that it annoys me when musicians dump a gig for a better paid one. I understand it. I have done it.... although never without finding a suitable replacement for myself - sometimes paying them more than the gig would have paid me because I'm earning more anyway.

It also irritates me when people who are music teachers as well as performers assume that everyone else is having a huge long restful holiday when in fact some of us have taken work to fill the gaps teaching left.

And I want to do a rehearsal at eleven o'clock tomorrow morning because I have another rehearsal in another city at half past six that night. However a colleague can't be bothered to get there in time for that so is making us have the rehearsal later. Which annoys me because I know that he's not doing anything at 11am. He just has to travel for an hour and a half so would need to leave at half past nine - which is obviously too early in school holidays.

Now that's off my chest I feel a lot better!

4 comments:

Bond said...

THAT IS WHY WE BLOG TO GET THIS STUFF OFF OUR CHEST ...NOW YOU WILL NOT BEAT HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH YOUR TRUMPET

hehehehe

TopChamp said...

Bond - you have no idea how much I want to right now! He has just texted to tell me the earliest he can make it is 2pm. This means I'll have to turn up to a rehearsal with a tired lip and lugging all of my trumpets around me on foot in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival (tourist-mayhem).

I have replied to say that that's too late. Waiting to see if I get a better result. I really want to tell him to stick the rehearsal up his arse but that's not fair on the other person in the trio.

Travis said...

It's a shame when people can't act responsibly.

Gattina said...

Right ! let it out !! we listen to you and support !