Mips: frivolous notes of the Skyylark

11/14/2007

...the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below.



To all those who poo-poo music education:
"Music Lessons Pay Off in Higher Pay."
Funny, students of music education end up earning major cash, while the music teachers themselves make diddley squat and get their program funding cut. Go fig.

4 Comments:

  • At November 17, 2007 at 4:43 PM , Anonymous Ned said...

    I bet there is also a corelation between the parents' income and whether a child has access to any music education.

    It seems like for about 40 years, most people going through public education had access to some kind of music courses. No more. I think it's going to be increasingly privatized from now on.

    It's too bad. It makes me think of that comic strip illustration of human evolution - the one where the stick figure starts on all fours, and then graudally becomes upright only to begin bending back the other way until, in the last frame, the human has evolved so its head is up its butt. That's where we're headed.

     
  • At November 18, 2007 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Missy said...

    That also occured to me. As a teacher, I've seen a lot of really nice privately owned music schools opening these days. Which is nice to see that people are trying to make up for the lack of arts support in the public schools. However, only the rich families can afford these schools. It sucks.

    Hey maybe I should create a non-profit organization that gives free music education to under-privilaged kids. Unfortunately I don't have a head for business, heh.

     
  • At November 19, 2007 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous littlesweetie said...

    When I was a kid, I used to pound on my mother's pans with a spoon until it was ripped away from my little hand. That was the extent of my musical experiences other than using my beautiful singing voice in various school choirs. However, Kathy had many years of piano lessons, but I was not allowed to have music lessons of any kind because I was not shy. Go figure! Now I know why I never really had a head for business and mathematics! I draw a direct correlation from not being able to have music lessons to not being able to understand basic math theories. I at least now have a reason.

     
  • At December 5, 2007 at 11:33 AM , Blogger cK said...

    Turn on your sound and enter the Beatbox, Mips!

    http://www.humanbeatbox.com/articles/vecmap_beatbox_tutor/vecmap.htm

    I recommend gettin' scratch-tastic on the 808 Snare into the 808 Snare Reverb, then bring it home with an Inward K and mad-crazy Nose Growl.
    -cK

     

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