Arts education includes not only the visual arts, but also music, culinary arts, and all forms of creative expression.
The difficulty in auditory performing arts education is that excruciating learning period before clarinets stop squawking and violins stop screeching. Unlike my mother, who couldn’t stand it and sent me and my clarinet out to the shed across the driveway to practice, the teachers can’t send the students outside to learn! At least not all the time!
Those darling violin students that I introduced you to yesterday do not sound (yet) like the YouTube video I posted of beautiful violin virtuosos. God bless the teachers, students, and appreciative audiences who recognize the learning process and love them through the squawks and squeaks!
Support arts education in your schools and in the independent Arts Academies that teach visual and performing arts after school and on weekends. God bless those teachers! Ya gotta love ’em!!
Don’t hide your face and cover your ears.
Don’t send ’em out to the shed!
Ya gotta love ’em!!
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I had the same thing happen to me growing up. I had the sliding doors closed when I was rehearsing the piano. I think it was mainly because the people in the other room wanted to watch/hear tv but it still hurt a bit. I hear ya!
Sorry we hurt your feelings. If I had it to do over, I would pick up a glass of wine, sit down on that front room’s leather chair across from the piano, and focused on your music. Can we do a rewind?
Noooooooo worries, Mom! Listening to someone practice complete with mistakes and do-overs isn’t interesting! Very understandable. It wasn’t ALL the time that I felt like that. Just when the sliding door was pulled exceptionally hard by my brother 😜 I love you! 💕
I love you to the moon and back, sweet DeDe. Thank you for your kind heart and understanding.
I learned from the best ❤️🥰❤️🥰❤️🥰❤️
I played the oboe. There was no cure for some of that beginner’s screeching! lol
I love the oboe. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think oboes squawk as much as clarinets do! 🤪
Thanks for your post! I agree that the arts should be supported everywhere! Especially in schools. And yeah, you might be right on the squawking part! 🙂