Why don't young people generally like classical and jazz music?
I used to teach music earlier but thank gawd, I’m not doing that anymore. Each time I tried to introduce other music than mainstream and hitlist music the kids’ reactions honestly pierced a huge hole in my heart and I couldn’t go on teaching music. I tried to make theme appreciate all kinds of music telling them that appreciating isn’t the same thing as liking. I mean, making music is art and skill and I appreciate anyone doing it, even if I wouldn’t run the music shop to get their latest album. But these teenagers…arrrrgh! It makes me sad to hear them say that one kind of music is gay, that kind of music is retarded and another kind of music is terrible – why can’t they just see music as…well, music? You don’t have to like all music, but you can surely see it as music, a handicraft, a piece of art, something to respect?
If I play a piece of Mozart or Benny Goodman, 99% of them would lie on the floor screaming in pain…kinda… What’s with that? Why are they so…so narrow-minded!
I’ll never go back to teaching music again :(