And the days became shorter

Man it’s depressing this lack of sunshine. It’s turning everyone melancholy at school and its cold.

So far, community music seems to be beating music teacher-hood by 5-3. Classroom management is the main tyrant, key stage 3ers are cool but challenging and my lack of authoritative- ‘raised eyebrow, you are going against my expectations’ experience is showing. I am receiving great advice from the Head of Music and will persevere to get those young uns having fun with my firm guidance. At least I don’t take it personally, that’s one good thing- and the really annoying students that I thought have a personal vendetta against me having been a pain to all staff. It has been stink bomb week and one went off in my class. It reeked- the perpetrator admitted his folly and was taken away by a senior member of staff- the seventh one this week apparently- its only Tuesday!!

I am working with young people who have autism and we are using music tech to be creative. I really enjoyed seeing how well the participants worked as a team considering they were sat round my mac- the only computer with installed music software they could access. I love the honesty you get too: ‘I don’t like waiting to have a turn, yeah this workshop is better than so and so’s but not as good as…’. People after my own heart.

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