My teachers once said to me “There are no wrong notes but how you play them, the feelings you put in and how you play them in time. It’s all about your timing.” This advice has stayed with me the most and looking back over the last year I can see that timing is everything not just in music.
As a musician, I view medicine as a career path that reflects my identity: someone who pays attention to the meticulous details of my craft. One of my favorite activities is setting up my guitars, a monthly process that involves changing the strings, checking for intonation, adjusting the action of the fretboard, and polishing. I do so with the utmost attention to detail. This takes hours, yet I gain a sense of satisfaction from it, knowing that my guitars are in optimal playing condition. I know that whoever hears my music will hear it in its best form and I hope that they leave feeling profoundly impacted. I saw this same dedication and attention to detail during my shadowing experiences in the operating room as I watched a team of doctors and nurses prepare a room for surgery: lining the room with sterile drapes and intubating the patient. I was told that this long and seemingly tedious process was so crucial to preventing infection as well as to ensure that the surgery runs
Music has been a passion of mine for many years. The sonic power of frequency captivates me entirely along with the depth of theory that goes behind it all. Nothing is as integrated with art, human expression, and science as music is. You have sound and frequency as itself, and then the physical, tangible applications that allows us humans to harness and mold the sound into whatever we want. I have been playing music since I was young, and as time passed I grew more curious about the way things around me worked. I began to wonder how the tools of the art work. This curiosity has driven myself to knowing the ins and outs of the physical realm within the music world. I want to know how the amplifiers that I use on a day to day basis function.
I would consider myself a musician. I’m not a professional artist, but I’ve been playing the cello for about 8 years. I started in 5th grade with the violin, but I really did hate it. In middle school my music teacher said I could start with a new instrument and there goes tiny Fatima reaching for the huge cello. That’s when I fell in love with music. I absolutely loved how the cello had a high pitch and a super low pitch. I just thought that music was a hobby but then I started to realize that music can do so much more. In 7th grade I applied for a scholarship at a music center. I was super nervous and 3 other students were competing against me. I got in, and I chose the Latin music group. That’s where my eyes opened and I learned that music
I have a very good idea as to what career I would want after college. The plan for me would be for me to go get a MA in history after FDU and then go into education. I think the goal for me would be to get a Ph.D. in history, but that would be further down the line. But if I was not on this path my two other career options would be public relations and counseling.
Music education has consistently been at the bottom of the educational priority ladder. With minimal prospects and intense competition for a successful career, music classes have been eclipsed in student interest and funding by courses related to the more lucrative STEM careers. Although music education creates a hefty burden for the school board, the numerous personal benefits warrant music opportunities for all students.
praise I received reassured me of two things: that practice truly makes perfect, a life lesson I have learnt as a vocalist, as a
I love teaching. I love to walk into the class and letting my light shine bright for my students, because I know all people, regardless of race, creed, or shade, are attracted to light. I'm talking about the light of learning and the light of love. Students don't care how much you know till they know how much you care. And I do care: deeply. My heart breaks now because I know that I will have to leave this job unless our lawmakers make laws that lift up our children, instead lifting up their constituents. I say our children because they belong to all of us; and they will one day be our citizens. They will bake our bread, build our homes, fix our plumbing and electrical issues, engineer our communications, and save our world. If we don't raise them up right, when we have the chance, we doom ourselves. Our children need teachers: all we can muster. Yet the prospect of being a teacher is becoming more and
From a young age, hearing stories of my grandfather’s career as a great pianist and piano teacher, I have been passionate about music and determined to pursue my career as a pianist. I fell in love with piano for the first time when I was six. That was the year 1996 when my mother signed me up for piano lessons at Musical Lyceum named after Glier. I can still remember touching those bright ivory keys with reverence, feeling happy and excited that soon I would be playing those tinkling and beautiful melodies myself. With my first music teacher Guljahon Tuychieva we started with Book of Theory and learned to read the basic notes of the treble and bass clefs, and practice, playing one note at a time.
I am interested applying for a position as a music education teacher in the Dublin City School District. I am currently a music educator at Wilcox Elementary in the North Ridgeville City School District in North Ridgeville, Ohio. My degree is a Bachelor of Music Education from Kent State University. I am also a graduate of Hilliard Darby High School.
Considering ten years in the remote future, I only have a minuscule idea of what I could be doing. I hope to be graduated from the college of my choice, working at a job I love. As of now, I am interested in either becoming a teacher, working in Forensics, or doing something in the creative field.
I can remember the first time that I wanted to teach. I was around five years old and I sat my baby brother down and we played school. Of course I was the teacher and he was my less than attentive two year old student. I knew in my tiny five year old mind that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a teacher.
I’ve always had fun using a computer and learning new things about video game technology and just random stuff. I would really like to expand my knowledge on the subject about computers or something involving computers. I also enjoy graphic design and love to draw. Soon I will even get my own drawing tablet to create new drawings on a computer instead of using pencil and paper. Something I like to also do is learn about different places and cultures.
Unbelievably, the loud outgoing girl I am today is the product of my parents forcing me into theatre classes when I was six. Additionally, years of teaching and directing at local children’s theatres only fueled my desires to teach further. I want to help children in the way that my previous mentors helped me, and the best way for me to do that is through music. I want to inspire, to influence, and to foster a love of music in all. Furthermore, it is my goal to one day bring music to underprivileged communities to allow equal access to the arts. I am fortunate enough to live in a community was many scholarships and grants that allow me to participate in numerous classes and shows. Many people do not have this opportunity, and it is my hope to one provide everyone with equal access to the arts, who will in turn use these skills to better
I joined my school’s choir in the tenth grade. I can’t even begin to describe the severity of the raging butterflies in my stomach on the day of my audition. Standing in front of the whole choir, I began to belt out the first verse of How Great Thou Art as they watched intently. After the first few words,