Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Musical Amusements

Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Musical Amusements

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In my string class, I had an interesting group of students who enjoyed playing. There were two boys who sat. beside each other in the violin section; both were great musicians, and both had great sense of humour. One day, while the boy sitting on the left was distracted by a conversation, the other, "Justin" took a loose hair from his own bow (attached at the top), and tied, it to the corner of his friend's music (it had been 3-hole punched). I started the group on their piece - which quickly dissolved into a hilarious tableaux. "Justin" played his part with his usual great skill and extra enthusiasm, along with his friend's piece of music dragging and flapping along. It was one of those unexpected moments that you just can't help but laugh and realize how much fun it is to be a music teacher. Ontario

Dans ma classe de cordes, j'avais un groupe intéressant d'élèves qui aimaient jouer. Il y avait deux garçons qui se sont assis à côté de l'un l'autre dans la section des violons; tous les deux étaient des musiciens excellents, et ils avaient aussi un bon sens de l'humour. Un jour, pendant que le garçon assis à la gauche a été distrait par une conversation, l'autre, « Justin », ait pris un poil de son archet propre et l'a noué au coin de la partition de son ami (il était perforé à trois trous). …

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