Having a degree in music education and having a child who shows a huge amount of musical talent has been challenging over the last few years. I started to question myself "am I doing the right thing?" "Am I too pushy? not pushing enough etc"
A couple of weeks ago, I was at my daughter's orchestra rehearsal when another older violin player said to her "I wish that I had a musical mom" I about laughed when I saw that she was serious... I told my daughter to "tell it like it really is".. this was her oportunity to stick it to mom, you know.. but she didn't
The girl went on to tell me that she had asked her mother to listen to a concerto that she had been working on and she had told her "no, she was too busy." I told her to "Come over to Jodi's house, I love to hear anything musical"
When I approached my daughter about it later.. she told me that perhaps the student had some questions that needed to be answered at home instead of waiting for the next lesson. My daughter also went on to say that it is nice to have someone to help her with her practicing.
What have been some comments or compliments that have kept you going in your playing or your career?
My goal is that ten years from now my daughter will still have love for the violin... and her mother... : )
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