Wife, Mummy, Nurse: My Least Favorite Subject in School {Autumn Blog Challenge}

11 September 2012

My Least Favorite Subject in School {Autumn Blog Challenge}

When I was a freshman at Grove City College, I decided to be in orchestra.  What was I thinking?  I thought it would be an easy A, and I did get an A.  But there were two concerts in the Spring, and the music was not easy and required much practicing.  I enjoyed the other flutists, but quickly discovered I would not be in orchestra again.  I was so nervous playing with the other flutes, because I was the only one who was not a music major.  I did not want to play the flute and think, "Drill!  Drill!  Drill!  Drill!" as my 8th grade flute teacher often told me to do.  I play the flute to enjoy playing.  No, I'm not perfect, and I try to do my best, but being in orchestra was not for me.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my favorite yarn store is owned by the GCC's orchestra conductor's wife.  :)

What was your least favorite subject in school?

6 comments:

  1. That's good that you didn't give up playing the flute because of that experience. Music can bring such joy to one's life!

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  2. I enjoyed playing the flute in my school years. I wish I would of stuck with it for personal enjoyment because I've since forgotten reading music and all. That's great you still play!

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  3. I wish I could play piano. I took a piano class in college and I tried hard but I had a hard time learning ona keyboard and then doing my final on a grand piano!

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  4. Yeah, it kind of takes the fun out of it. I enjoyed playing trumpet and I didn't have that kind of pressure on me. I've cracked notes and nobody cares.

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  5. My son played flute and trumpet in band, and he loved it too. I did the orchestra thing as well---"encouraged" by my mother. I sought to please her. I played violin but never got beyond beginner. What a coincidence about the LYS owner.

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  6. I played the violin in elementary school, I wish I would have continued playing. I had a lot of pressure put on my by my music teacher and was overwhelmed causing me to quit. I wish I would have persevered like you! :)

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