06 February 2008

by degrees...

I have two degrees in music. I am not currently using them. I...want to. I want to use them, even if I can't perform due to other life choices. I studied music for 7 years because I love it, and want to make a living with it.
So what could I do? Teach...in a classroom? Private lessons? Both of these are daunting to me, since my degrees are not in education, but performance. My pianomanship (tee) is somewhat lackluster, as well. I've always maintained that I don't want to teach, but lately it's been pulling at me, this music background. I'm finally moving past the letdown...and maybe seeing a different path...other questions are raised, like...teach whom? What grade level? Choir? Voice? I'd be horrible with instrumental anything, so I'd have to find a designated vocal position. I'm terrified at the amount of work it could take to go into teaching, and part of me still feels like I've given up something by not trying...I don't know. It's not for immediate decision, but it's there now.
I guess I should get the final draft of my recital paper finished, too...

Any thoughts, friends/random strangers who may wander over this way?

3 comments:

amber said...

I always said you were a good "teacher" - you inspire and people listen.

You already have a degree, so an OK teaching certification is not too far away. (trust me, I know) And it's always something good to have in your hip pocket while you look at other options - they always need teachers and you're on for 9 months...

Yes, do your paper! And, then we can go play coffee shops and stuff since I'm not moving again and working less hours!

cassandrasaganwebb. said...

Vegas show girl?

daniel said...

Rock band: Effervesence.