Tuesday is one of my two teaching days. I teach the clarinet in the community school of Music and Arts. No classroom-teaching, only one student at a time. It's a nice job. Since we don't have our own children, I can relate to the young ones of today through my students. And I think that we do an important job for the kids also. Except for the parents, how many other grown-ups do kids have for themselves half an hour every week? I taught one girl for nearly ten years. I think it was harder for her to quit than for me, even though I miss that student. She was the most talented kid I've ever tutored.
Even though many people do think that learning to play an instrument is not one of the necessities of life, a lot of the stuff we musicians teach, can also relate to real life. The kids learn to study hard, practice every day if they really want to master their talent, deal with nerves and keep focused in straining situations like concerts and performances. A lot of real life situations is similar to this
The UFO of today is also made for teaching purposes. I made it for my first quilt teaching class. I wonder when I'm going to find time to quilt all my tops?