Cut the School Band Director Some Slack!
The band director of a school everyday must listen to the the screeching and squealing of young violin and clarinet players. A job that you probably don’t envy….
The people who courageously tackle this job must be exceedingly patient, but they also can profoundly affect the lives of their students. A teacher can inspire a student to acquire real mastery of music and other challenges.
Remember that a band instructor must attempt to help whole orchestras and bands of students. He or she probably plays a few instruments, but will not play all instruments with the same amount of skill. Thus being in a music group at school can be a great place to learn many things, but to progress more quickly a private teacher can help a student with his or her particular instrument.