Thursday, January 27, 2011

Maybe I could be a Teacher...

I think I know what I want to do as a career. Maybe.

I think I would enjoy being a music teacher. Further yet, a band teacher.

Today, I had the opportunity to help teach elementary school students clarinet, and I really liked it. I had gone once before, but I felt useless because I hadn't spent much time with my clarinet. Now that I have worked with my clarinet more, and I know more about it, I actually helped a little bit. The kids listened to me, and tried to accomplish the tasks I gave them. They started making progress. It felt awesome when one kid got the chromatic scale down really well! Granted, he knew most of it, but he had trouble with some of the fingerings and I helped him out! It was awesome to see him light up when he did it well!

So I thought about it, and I said to myself "I could do this for a living". I know how much I look up to my band teacher, and all the valuable things he has taught me. Way more than just how to play music. Way more than just how to be musical. He's taught me a way of life. And with the other people who have helped me so much with clarinet and other musical things, I can't help but feel like I am obligated to get better and help others improve too. I want to bring others the joy playing music has brought me.

So we add yet another great option to what I could do when I grow up. So far this is actually looking like the most likely. Teacher in general is actually climbing the charts, which I would have never thought about before. I guess we will see where I'm at in the future.

Your opinions?

Band Director?
Physicians Assistant?
Writer of some sort?
Any other ideas?

1 comment:

Catie said...

Did you watch the state of the union address?
Obama said this about people who have the slightest desire to be teachers:
"Your country needs you"
it was a really good speech.