Just because I’m a music education major does not mean that I am a lousy musician. It is really frustrating when people think that because I try so hard to be the best performer I can be in addition to the best teacher I can be. I am very aware of our demanding and busy degree program, but my colleagues that put their musicianship on the back burner gives all of us a bad reputation and it is really irritating.
I AGREE WITH THIS WHOLE-HEARTEDLY
Okay yes having good grades doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart but can we please not demean people who do get good grades because it is incredibly difficult and stressful for a lot of people and saying they “aren’t really smart” is really insulting to those who actually try really hard.
You can go to page 42 through the link here or read from the pictures below. Enjoy!
I’m pursuing music/education because it’s something I could enjoy doing day in and day out. I want to use my talents and my knowledge to help others grow. For me, it’s about the people. Hands down. There’s something redeeming and worthwhile in everyone, and music is a way to reach those people and help them be the best they can be. Not just my future students, but everyone I meet in my life. It’s a medium in which I feel confident giving everything in. I wake up in the morning and just know that this is what I want to do. It’s a field in which I will never stop learning or growing, and the most influential people in my life have been introduced to me through music. I may not be the best at music or education, and I may never be, but if I’m happy and can give a part of myself away to others that will leave them feeling like they’ve grown in some way, that’s good enough for me.
So what about you guys? What makes you want to pursue music/education? And if not music, why are you pursuing your art, your talent, or your passion?