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#46 linda.ff

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 23:09

QUOTE(JudithJ @ Mar 19 2013, 11:02 PM) View Post

What's Made You Happy Today.... ?
QUOTE(linda.ff @ Mar 18 2013, 07:36 PM) View Post
My mother-in-law's in town tonight ready to be taken back to her home by my OH tomorrow. She's been away for a few days staying with her boyfriend.

She's 90. biggrin.gif


I saw her today. She looks 75, grinning from ear to ear. Shoulda had a ribbon in her hair. Apparently it's a big romance biggrin.gif biggrin.gif ohmy.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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#47 JudithJ

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:59

Is it reasonable to part with students because of non-payment?
QUOTE(ExpressYourself @ Mar 21 2013, 10:38 AM) View Post
I thought you were going to give THEM notice for lack of payment - in which case I would say definitely yes.

But as mum has given notice, then she's saved you the bother. Anyone who would rather give notice than pay can take their money lack of payment elsewhere!

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#48 dumdidum

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 18:38

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I was performing the champagne aria at a singing competition in Wales some time ago when I had a brain fart


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#49 linda.ff

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:04

QUOTE(dumdidum @ Mar 21 2013, 06:38 PM) View Post

QUOTE(silverfoxx @ Mar 21 2013, 02:38 PM) View Post



I was performing the champagne aria at a singing competition in Wales some time ago when I had a brain fart


Must have been the bubbles biggrin.gif
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#50 JudithJ

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 21:16

Sticking to my Terms and Conditions
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QUOTE(accellerando @ Mar 27 2013, 08:58 PM) View Post
The parent understands the fee is still due ... But I don't feel so good about it...
I'm not a teacher, but I am a student who has occasionally had to do that. Just wanted to say - please don't feel guilty about charging your normal fee for cancellations! I certainly understand that my teacher is a professional who deserves a steady income as much as I do...
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#51 JudithJ

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 14:32

How has belonging to the forum changed your teaching?
QUOTE(accellerando @ Mar 28 2013, 01:27 PM) View Post
I view the forum as part of my professional development, and have to date spent many hours developing as a teacher!
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#52 JudithJ

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:05

Amateur Music Makers Group, April 13th
QUOTE(barry-clari @ Feb 19 2013, 10:31 AM) View Post
QUOTE(lorraineliyanage @ Feb 18 2013, 10:45 PM) View Post

The 2nd movement started quite innocently but then it went bonkers!
When I did it in my ATCL it went beyond bonkers laugh.gif



What qualifications do I need to start teaching piano up to grade 5?
QUOTE(Norway @ Apr 7 2013, 01:08 PM) View Post
A borderline troll! What a lovely image that conjures up! Little Norwegian creatures in customs and excise uniforms!


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#53 DaisyChain

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 13:25

From A Very Basic Question thread...

QUOTE(agricola @ Apr 10 2013, 02:00 PM) View Post

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In some of the Rachmaninov Preludes I am practising at the moment, there are chords which I'm never going to reach so I am considering attaching a sink plunger to my head and playing the extra notes with that tongue.gif )


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#54 corenfa

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 13:27

QUOTE(DaisyChain @ Apr 10 2013, 01:25 PM) View Post

From A Very Basic Question thread...

QUOTE(agricola @ Apr 10 2013, 02:00 PM) View Post

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In some of the Rachmaninov Preludes I am practising at the moment, there are chords which I'm never going to reach so I am considering attaching a sink plunger to my head and playing the extra notes with that tongue.gif )


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Haha beat me to it! laugh.gif

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 14:58


(In some of the Rachmaninov Preludes I am practising at the moment, there are chords which I'm never going to reach so I am considering attaching a sink plunger to my head and playing the extra notes with that )

Pianissimole reply:-

I find the nose is often useful for such extra notes! The page turner can also be very useful in this regard.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 22:20

To accompany or not!
QUOTE(Alicia Ocean @ Apr 10 2013, 09:44 AM) View Post
One of my old teachers was an examiner for Trinity. She told me of an accompanist in an exam so shockingly bad that the candidate couldn't really sing along (singing exam) and would have had to be failed. My teacher (the examiner) sent the accompanist out and played it herself rather than fail the child.
Bravo to that examiner.
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#57 Barry Toner

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:12

Perhaps oboists should keep this sort of knowledge to themselves tongue.gif

QUOTE(Roseau @ Apr 10 2013, 08:30 PM) View Post

I had a rehearsal with the pianist this afternoon to play Poulenc's sonata. In the third movement there is a pp bottom Bb, which I also find quite stressful. The pianist suggested that rather than doing a pp subito, I play the note louder and do a dimenuendo. He said that he could play the accompanying chord slightly louder and then both oboe and piano could die away together. I said that I had already asked my teacher if I could do that and he said it was cheating. The pianist's reply to that was that even professional musicians have times when cheating is a good idea laugh.gif


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 16:07

QUOTE(linda.ff @ Apr 19 2013, 03:30 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Arundodonuts @ Apr 19 2013, 01:53 PM) View Post

If we are doing "strange things said in business situations" how about a bosses opening gambit to me about taking on a project? "I understand you don't mind a bit of physical discomfort". blink.gif

So this is how they interpret the cv saying "oboe player"? biggrin.gif


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 22:59

The funeral of Baroness Thatcher

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As for the Iron Lady, may she rust in peace.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:44

BBC Proms 2013
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QUOTE(JudithJ @ Apr 19 2013, 12:39 PM) View Post
I've prommed many times in the gallery, and loved it. Get there early, and take a good set of binoculars. My favourite place is on the left about three arches from the end. You can then lean on the banister and get a really good birds eye view of the orchestra - depending on the quality of your binoculars, you can even read their music.
Is this the musical equivalent of back seat driving? tongue.gif
Err. Guilty as charged!
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