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#31 wendym

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:54

One of my students came back this week with her little Christmas piece she’d been ‘practising’ littered with note errors. I asked her how she thought it went afterwards before pointing any of them out and she immediately said “great!”. Pause. “Well, actually some parts didn’t sound right to me at all, but my family just kept telling me how Absolutely Amazing it sounded”. Longer pause while she frowned. “Doesn’t say a lot about the musical ability of my family does it?”
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#32 Banjogirl

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:23

At this time of year, I usually end up with a couple of parents telling me they've had to pack the keyboard away to make room for the Christmas tree!


I could weep.
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#33 thara96

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:31

At this time of year, I usually end up with a couple of parents telling me they've had to pack the keyboard away to make room for the Christmas tree!

That makes me genuinely sad! 


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#34 Iulia

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 13:14

The Christmas tree is sad, but most of these made me snigger out loud


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#35 mel2

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 15:04

I suspect the keyboards would not be packed away if they were obviously well used and important to the child.
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#36 Latin pianist

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 16:39

True, but I do find some of my young students practise their carols even if they don't practise anything else, so it is sad when this happens. Noone has said this yet this year so fingers crossed.
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#37 ma non troppo

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 22:54

Bumped to get spam off the front page. But also because this is a beloved thread!
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