One of the greatest joys of being a music educator is getting to meet so many wonderful parents—many who eventually become close friends. They genuinely care about the success of their children and are “at the ready” whenever you call to help them do just that. As a beginning teacher, I was actually afraid of parents, thinking that they would be judgmental and always on the offensive when it came to their children, thus placing me on the defensive side of parent relationships. Over the years, I’ve had a few of those “uncomfortable” experiences but those situations were so minimal compared to the numbers of wonderful relationships that were eventually developed through our common interest—their children.
Excerpt from SBO (School, Band and Orchestra) December, 11, 2015 Digital Issue.
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