While only just starting to play more advanced music, I love the violin and I want to be the best violinist I can one day, but I barely have any time to do so with all of the classes that I am required to take. I simply don't see the point of taking a course in geometry, which I loathe, when it will not benefit me in the future since I plan on being a musician and not an architect or engineer. Sure, reading Shakespeare is good, but taking tests and writing tedious assignments on it when I already understand the text by simply thinking as I read? No, that's a waste of my time. I know my history, so for some make me learn the same kinds of things every year. And sciences of all sorts literally put me to sleep. I'm quitting band. Orchestra class, although I have a variance for it to attend the school I am currently enrolled in, is a joke since it's comprised of mostly beginners and only three advanced students including myself. I also volunteer in a community college orchestra.
I waste my time while at school and I want to be over with it. I want to know if there is any sure-fire way for me to get out of school (at least somewhat) and simply study violin... I don't see why high school has to be required of me when I know what I want to do, and it's what I love. Surely someone else must share my views.
EDIT: I've just recently been looking at self-schooling, also, since my parents couldn't possibly home-school me because they're both very busy. I doubt they would ever let me though since I also have three younger siblings in the public school system and they would say things along the lines of: "but you never go outside, socialize, etc." or "but they are teaching you those things because they're important."
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