Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sharing the love

One thing I love about teaching music is that kids often feel the need to share their musical taste with me.

I get CD's thrust at me with the comment "Listen to this! It's really good and I think you'll love it!" Sometimes it is fantastic and I learn about a new artist that I would never have got to hear about as I think of it as a "young" person group - meaning commercialised stuff aimed at the hip pocket of the under 16.

There are times when a kid will hand me a CD and it scares the bejesus out of me. I am now thinking of a kid who put together her own CD. I listened to the first track and that was the end. The production was mediocre and the singing was very reminiscent of cat wailing. (I should know that sound as I have my own cat that demonstrates the style brilliantly.)

What I love is the fact that kids trust me enough to share themselves - either their own work, or their choice.


River said...

How did you break the news to the girl that perhaps she should stick with playing an instrument and leave the singing to others?

widget said...

River, I didn't have the heart to break the news to her.....She left the school a year later so I was saved from having to tread that path. Phew!