erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 25 12:00:14 EDT 2008
I'd guess you would see a lot of smokers in your current gig, so feel
free to use my story as a cautionary tale, not that I could have ever
been great or earned a living or anything like that, but smoking robbed
me of enjoying singing the way I could have. I have never even had the
guts to do Karaoke, for example, but I know had I not destroyed my
voice, I would have. What fun that would be.
Dr. Ray, I made all A's in high school, except for 3 classes. One was
Driver's Ed...I was speeding on the final exam and thereby ended up with
a B in the class because I failed the final. The second was Home Ec,
and the third was Chorale. The instructor had a policy that if you did
not continue with training, you would drop one letter grade...Of course,
I had no interest in music at the time-too much of a science nerd, and I
pulled the B there as well. I recall that he was angry that I did not
continue-called my folks and everything....lol.
My next real chance at learning anything came in college when I worked
as a stage manager for the pop vocal group. I worked closely with the
music director, and she knew that I enjoyed singing and I got some
informal lessions, but that was about the time I started smoking, and
well, it was just one of those opportunities I blew. Back then, I don't
think I saw the link between music, math, and metered verse. Now, the
more interdisciplinary I can make something the better I learn. The lack
of music instruction is one of my biggest regrets in life, not that I am
too old to learn, but I do believe, that like learning a foreign
language, there is a prime window of opportunity that the young possess.
When I was singing yesterday, I realized that I am breathing differently
and projecting better and clearer, but it just isn't right, and I know
it. I wish someone like you lived closer and could tell me exactly what
I need to do.
rayzentz at aim.com wrote:
> Sure. I am certified by the state to teach music, K-12. I have
> taught choir, band, orchestra, guitar, music appreciation, musical
> theater, and elementary music at all age levels. My current
> asiignment is at a lock-down residential treatment center for
> troubled teans, where I teach choir, music appreciation, and guitar
> classes. I also teach privately.
> I hold a Doctorate in Music Education. My specialty, if I have one,
> is voice.
> I have just started a masters program in Educational Leadership.
> -----Original Message----- From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org Sent: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 1:18 pm
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Music
> So Ray, all I know is that you are a music teacher...that's a broad
> area here...can you narrow it down for us a bit? Bev, listening to
> Bach's Cantata BMV 208 at present, next up Peer Gynt
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