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Our town music teacher won a Grammy

olddude 27 Jan 14 - 06:29 PM
Sandra in Sydney 27 Jan 14 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,Stim 27 Jan 14 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,olddude 27 Jan 14 - 07:40 PM
GUEST 28 Jan 14 - 12:41 AM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Jan 14 - 02:12 AM
GUEST,FloraG 28 Jan 14 - 03:26 AM
Bert 28 Jan 14 - 03:24 PM
olddude 28 Jan 14 - 08:23 PM
Dan Schatz 28 Jan 14 - 09:32 PM
ChanteyLass 28 Jan 14 - 09:40 PM
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gnu 29 Jan 14 - 12:57 PM
DebC 29 Jan 14 - 03:45 PM
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Subject: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 06:29 PM

Kent is the music teacher from our local high school. He taught everyone of my kids when they were in HS. He won the first ever Grammy Educator award last night. We were all thrilled.

Kent


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 06:45 PM

unsung hero gets acknowledged!


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 07:39 PM

You're lucky to have a such a wonderful, gifted, and giving music teacher. And it is very true that music teachers are generally overlooked. There is a wide spread view that music comes from people because they are "talented", and very little understanding that music is a skill that has to be learned, note by note, one-on-one.

Sadly, fewer and fewer schools have real music teachers. Good that the Grammy's(and don't get me started about the Grammy's)have decided to give them some recognition.


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 07:40 PM

and in a town of 2500 people ... that is awesome


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 12:41 AM

Fantastic!

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 02:12 AM

How nice!


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 03:26 AM

Kent used to have a really good music education system. Children who had the wish could get low cost lessons on an instrument at their school during the school day. The school might even lend an instrument.
Schools were then delegated their budgets and had to decide how to spend their money. Many decided they had to mend the leaks in the roof rather than on music. Instrument tuition became the preserve of the well off. The grammar schools where most of the rich went could keep their music going. The rest mostly failed. The class music teacher had to teach the national curriculum - a little bit about lots - not much about anything. It left little time for the promotion of real skills.
Any teacher who had enough energy left after a time table of such teaching deserves every award going.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: Bert
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 03:24 PM

That is great. Our music teacher at school kinda gave up trying to instill culture into 30 boys, so he would have us gather around the piano and sing folk songs. Which is why I can sing but my guitar playing is rather primitive.


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: olddude
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 08:23 PM

If you know of an outstanding music teacher, his students applied for him. They do it by open nomination. I guess they had 41,000 nominations and our teacher won. The teacher got the grammy, 10K for him and 10K for the district so it is an open nomination process to a teacher you really like, go online and look I know on youtube there was something posted also

Dan


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 09:32 PM

That is truly wonderful!

Dan


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 09:40 PM

That's great!


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 28 Jan 14 - 10:13 PM

I never watch the Grammys anymore, but for some reason I decided to watch some of it the other night. Watching that teacher get an award was one of the best moments of the show. Made it all worthwhile to see that the Grammy folks are finally going to take notice of those special and worthy educators out there!


Jay


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jan 14 - 12:57 PM

I watched a wee bit. LOVED one act and then, as usual, turned off the TV. Sad I missed such a great moment and, it's about time this category was added!


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: DebC
Date: 29 Jan 14 - 03:45 PM

You made me wear a big smile with this. Thank you.

Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: sciencegeek
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 06:49 AM

was pleasantly surprised when I read that little ole Westfield had made the news.... :D

Mike's folks retired to Westfield back in the early '70s... though he grew up a little north of there in Forrestville.

Another first for western New York... LOL


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 07:07 AM

That's really special Olddude.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 11:22 AM

Great story and a great category for the awards.


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Subject: RE: Our town music teacher won a Grammy
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 30 Jan 14 - 11:34 AM

GUEST,Stim
Date: 27 Jan 14 - 07:39 PM

You're lucky to have a such a wonderful, gifted, and giving music teacher. And it is very true that music teachers are generally overlooked. There is a wide spread view that music comes from people because they are "talented", and very little understanding that music is a skill that has to be learned, note by note, one-on-one.

Sadly, fewer and fewer schools have real music teachers. Good that the Grammy's (and don't get me started about the Grammy's) have decided to give them some recognition.
Stim, you beat me to it. Nothing to add, just to emphasize.


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