W.Rimmer said:It goes on a lot, and makes it seem as if lots of music is being taught, even though the kids aren't being shown anything of any use. Literacy and numeracy are moving towards having more structure and rigor, while in music "let it all hang out man" seems to be the approach.
Cornet_player said:Sorry :? The point that I was trying to make was that even though I have always been a 'dedicated' player Ive had teachers that did everything that they could to make me give up. I had the advantage that I played with a number of bands so seeked advice from a number pf people before making my own decision of whether to continue playing or give up.
I know from my own experience that not everyone is able to do this and so would probably give up on the advice of the teacher. The schools however would argue that all students had been given the 'opportunity' to learn an instrument. Surely this lack of encouragment would acheive the opposite of what is intended by giving all students between 7 and 11 the opportunity?? :?
Anyone can make a mistake!!!!!!!!! Even teachers.Maestro said:Just slightly off topic, but it is in relation to Chunky's last post.
This morning I went to the local primary school where my stepchildren attend.
I had to complain to the head teacher about the homework that the children were given.
Their homework sheet said to add 'es' to these words to make them plural.
I'm sure that you can already see the fault in this.
When i questioned the head teacher about this, all she could say was that the teachers who set the homework don't have the time to check everything they set for homework.
As you said Chunky, sack the lot of them if they can't do their job properly :evil: :evil:
Rant over and aplogies for slightly off topic.
Maestro said:As you said Chunky, sack the lot of them if they can't do their job properly :evil: :evil: