Sunday, June 15, 2008

The swollen with pride music tutor (SWPT)


This specimen comes to our apartment complex twice a week and terrorizes the kids and adults to learn classical music. She claims to be "THE BEST" and never forgets to mention that "some or one" playback singer(s) in Kannada film industry are being trained by her. The two invisible horns on her head get prominent when she demands to empty our parking lot for her car if she doesn't find a lot in the visitor parking area. An year back when Adi was not yet 6, we got to meet this rare breed. She agreed to come down and grace us with her knowledge after a wee bit of compelling. She declared the cut off age as 6 and those below will not be allowed to join. However I decided to try my luck and I dragged a dispassionate Adi to meet her. There were couple of other kids and mums around as I got into the clubhouse. To my utter dismay I saw the SWPT auditioning the kids. Whoa! this is going to be tough as I had to get Adi to sing. It was Adi's turn and I asked him to sing a rhyme. Adi did complete justice to it and the lady said she wants to hear a movie song. What the heck! I begged Adi to sing Dus Bahane (that being the only song he knew then and only 3 lines). Adi plainly declined and so did she. A year later I get to hear tales about the way she intimidates the kids if they forget lines or cannot articulate the hard lyrics of a Sanskrit song. But the adults do claim that it's helping a few kids who otherwise tend to slack. Hey, what about the humiliation? Does the kid suffer from that? I am not sure if anybody thought of that since kids are sensitive when it comes to getting shamed in front of public. Should she not be using the terms good, very good or best to convey her opinion in a constructive manner? Couple of days back my friend mentioned that she is contemplating on starting another batch. Adi is 6 now and the brat needs to be tamed??? Questions pondering in my grey matter!

Will Adi get tamed to an extent where he will hate music?
Will the SWPT influence him in a positive way as MIRACLES do take place??

6 comments:

Stumped said...

I think Adi needs to Tame her and not the other way. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Being a lucky resident of the same apartment (btw my kid is at the receiving end), I thought going to the human rights commission or child welfare commission. But my wife warned me not to confront her.

Miss Stymie said...

anon can you disclose your wife's name. I am curious[:)]

Saji, Deepa & Arjun said...

You said it, you said it:-) SK

Miss Stymie said...

@SK
I see that you have made a beginning. Looking forward to your posts.

JP Magilicuty said...

OMG - - Unreal, It's really too bad that the same people we leave our kids with, although they have been screened aren't screened enough...what a downer...Well my daughter had an awesome experience with Colorado Music Quest If you are in the area, I would highly recommend them! Hope this helps!