A few of have you have requested that I keep you updated on my percussion instructor job(s) so here ya go!
I’ll get started with my full time job. As most of you know I am a battery instructor for a high school but that is something I do part time in the evenings and on certain weekends. I make a living off of being a full time TA for a middle school band director. I love it. My job is 50% teaching all of the percussionists while my director deals with brass and woodwinds, 10% tuning percussion instruments (including piano), 10% general instrument upkeep, 10% arranging music for percussion ensemble, and 20% being an office bitch. Minus having to listen to “Heart and Soul” being played at least seven times a day, getting back sassed, and listening to 6th graders play “Hot cross buns” for the first time it really is an ace job. I had all summer off but I started work again this Wednesday and I love it.
The drumline and front ensemble I instruct (with my awesome captionhead and pit instructor) is fucking bomb this year. Couldn’t be more proud of those kids. My captionhead wrote the pit and battery parts for the opener and ballad but I was in charge of writing the parts for the closer and I threw in some lovely snare visuals all up in there. Not to mention all of the paradiddle work bwahaha.
Oh and I’ve hit eight months with my perfect girlfriend today who loves and appreciates my music and kids. Thanks for putting up with listening to me practice all the time, I love you :)
In a nutshell my life is bitchin right now.