I've sort of bitten the bullet. I've emailed the school music teacher to ask her to let me have the name of a local clarinet tutor. I don't know anyone, if anyone does she will. It rather commits me. I'm not quite wholehearted about it, admittedly, and feel quite anxious. I feel as though I'm setting myself up, if not actually for failure, for something less than success.
However, I know what I'm like. I'll turn the feelings around. Flight will turn into fight, as it were. I may be indecisive (or I may not be, who knows?) but once I've made my mind up, I go for it. Well, I hope I will, anyway.
This week, it\s Governors' Link week. Most of us - the ones who are able to get into school during the school day - are linked to at least one department and periodically go to meet the staff, see what's going on and, at least once during the year (could be any number of times) go into lessons to see for ourselves. Talking to the pupils is a big part of that, it's no good sitting back and just being theoretical about things.
If your own family has long grown up, it can be quite daunting going in and talking to teenagers, hitting the right tone, but once you're used to it, it's great. Since I've been involved with the school for years and going weekly to music lessons there for about four years, I'm reasonably confident about it and I'm looking forward to it. I'm the Special Needs governor, but I'm not going into classes concerning that this time round, I'll do that another time. I've got meetings instead. I am, however, going into several music lessons and that'll be brilliant. I learn a lot in those lessons and I love to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment shown by the students.
Having said that, I haven't got any lessons tomorrow, now I come to think about it. I suppose I should have written this post tomorrow. Um. A day in hand. What shall I write about tomorrow, I wonder? Any ideas?