There was no way I could cut off my connection to music. Euphonium slowly grew on me and soon I was once again in love with an instrument. Junior Year, I, for the first time played out of a school setting: A room full of enthusiastic semi-professional students all in a band together all wanting to be there! Four hours of playing, practicing, practicing, and practicing some more.
I walked into McKinney North High School (where all freshmen had to attend that year) and signed up for my first year of high school classes. My mom thought it’d be a good idea to join a club or an interactive, fun, and exciting class. I had my doubts at first, but I decided to join the school Choir. I wouldn’t have had much of a problem walking in on my first day, but Las Vegas school’s start a few weeks later than McKinney…so they were on their second nine weeks and had all gotten a chance to get to know each other. I on the other hand, walked in and silenced the room.
I observed one of Mrs. X’s general music lessons in the late morning with a class of 19 first grade students. I witnessed teaching and classroom management procedures that clearly needed improvement. The processes for having students enter the room and taking attendance occupied the first ten minutes of a 40 minute class period. The teacher showed a picture of Beethoven and talked about... ... middle of paper ... ...; Robert B. Meadows; Allen B. Dyal. "School principals' perceptions: the use of formal observation of classroom teaching to improve instruction."
Mother said, “Within a week, he learned how to spell ‘Clark’. Without music therapy, it would have taken several weeks or several months. So how does music help Josh to learn at a faster rate than without music? Josh’s music therapist knew that Josh was accustomed with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” so she used that to help him learn. Josh listened to her sing each letter of his last name to the familiar tune.
This was made possible by the few committed choir members and by the support of my former elementary music teacher, Nancy Rehner. I feel that I need to further explain how I reached my decision to resign. When I initially decided to accept the position as Director of Life Teen Music Ministry in early September, 2000, it was decided that Mikal Gonzales and Mary Stephenson would participate at Tuesday rehearsals and on Sunday Masses for this first year that I was hired. On Tuesdays, Mikal was to assist with teaching new music to the choir members. Mary was to do the same along with playing guitar.
Like Knowles, I, too, have experienced a crushing defeat; my story begins ten years ago .For the past decade, I have learned to play and consistently play the piano. Every week came a lesson entailed with scales, sight-reading notes and techniques. Then almost everyday, my parents made me practice for at least thirty minutes every day to hone my skills. The years pass and I have participated in my teacher’s numerous showcases; I was joined among several of her other students performing songs for our parents and close relatives. Up until my sophomore year in high school, these showcases were the extent of my public pianist career.
_something remained after the Open day 2013_ 2 weeks to go … In a cold October day, I got a phone call from a friend offering a position preparing for the annual IBD Open day. She wanted me to be on her team taking in charge of the trial classes, targeting to high school students coming on that day. At that time, all of IBD students were in an extreme assignment rush as the first semester was about to end, and I was not an exception. Despite my worries, I told my friend that I would love to join because I know that it’s going to be an awesome experience, and I’m glad that it really was. 10 days to go … The whole trial class team consists of 12 IBD-ers, led by three cute supervisors: Nhi, Truong with the nickname of “Thun”, and Linh (Mit).
Teaching has been my dream profession since I was in eighth grade and has helped motivate me to be my best self ever since then. The summer going into eighth grade my girl scout troop did our silver award project where we created a summer academic curriculum for once homeless preschoolers and kindergarteners, that were currently in transitional housing at Saint Elizabeth lodge, who were behind in school. Every Wednesday that summer I spent two hours teaching and playing with those children and my life has not been the same since. Another reason I want to go into the teaching profession is because of the indescribable feeling when you get to see a child’s eyes light up when they finally achieve and comprehend something you have been teaching them and they have been struggling with. Seeing a child after this moment is exceptionally rewarding, because they are typically extremely happy and proud of themselves and that feeling will help them problem solve, build confidence, and face more difficult challenges in the future.
Ms. Gomez requested my assistance in setting up for rehearsal, which proved to be quite a task. She informed me they only had an hour to rehearse before the older students needed the stage, so these last 15 minutes were crucial. I tried to assist any child that needed help or had questions. As the excitement become contagious, they sure had plenty to say! According to our textbook, during this period in a school age child’s development hand-eye coordination improves, so actions requiring fine-motor skills, such as playing a violin or cello become gratifying activities (McKinney, 2013, pg.
Mr. Compston saw a spark in me and suggested that I join band and introduced me to Miss Linard. My first few years in the band program here at UL it was confusing, I didn’t know what I was doing or what I was looking at on a daily basis. For those first few years though, on an almost weekly basis during the school year, Miss L was teaching me new things, showing me what different words and markings on the paper meant. She gave me lessons and slowly everything started to fall into place. Fast forward to today, I’m one of the most successful students the band program has ever seen.