Posted by Leland on August 26, 1999 at 18:51:23:
In Reply to: Performance vs. Education posted by John Visel on August 25, 1999 at 21:58:47:
(sticking my neck out) --
I've seen teachers in all disciplines who are masters at the art of teaching, but I've seen plenty that just aren't and never will be. Guess which classes I hated going to?
Teaching was never something that I dreamt of doing. I don't want to get a certification that says, "Yes, I can teach K-12 band & chorus, no matter how bad the program is," because I don't think that I can guarantee I'd be able to do that. I may be OK with teaching a studio or being a part of a much larger program, but I can't see running the whole ship. Those who do it well have my utmost respect.
I don't want to give the kids a crap learning experience. So, I'm a performance major, and if I weren't, I'd be in physics or something similar.