The Reason I am into Music Teaching

November 27, 2008 at 1:27 am | Posted in My Experinces | Leave a comment
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My career as a music teacher is definitely not an accident; it is my choice. Yet, it was my father, who motivated me to have such passion for music. He was not able to finish his Music Major course in college but still he managed to become a successful musician.

Teaching Music is also a passion for my dad. Not known to many, he scheduled a twice a week session for music enthusiast who wanted to learn how to play guitars without charging a single cent. This was just a reason why he gained a nice reputation in our neighborhood.

I would not sleep without my dad playing a tune with his flute; my mom always told me. There are also instances when I giggle aloud whenever he softly blows his trumpet just beside my ears. But that was when I was still a baby, unaware of my future.

Honestly, my mother would not want me to follow my father’s footsteps. She wanted to train me to become an engineer, just like my grandfather. It was just funny that whenever we are going out to watch my dad perform, she always tries to get the farthest seat possible. Yet, in spite of these tactics, she failed. I still evolve to a young man dreaming of being a music professor some day.

This music teaching desire has urged me to pursue Music Education in college and because of my firm conviction; I was able to finish such degree with flying colors. And guess what, it is not my father who get on the stage with me to accept the honors; it was my mom.

After graduating college, I never wasted time. With my parent’s permission and financial support, I established my own music studio just beside our home in a vacant lot where my father used to teach guitars to our neighbors. I was able to attract four students initially.

It has not been so simple for me. I experienced many problems that almost compel me to quit music teaching. Yet, because it was my dream to help young people learn Music, I still gave myself a chance and look for ways to resolve the concerns that I am experiencing then.

My friend introduced me to a website that aims to help teachers manage their own music studios. I got their services only last year but until now, they were able to provide the necessary services I need to be an efficient music teacher, as I wanted to be.

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