You don't necessarily have to be 10% happy or energy on, just enthusiastic about what you teach. The kids feed off of that.
: I've given thought to general music, but a few
: things that make me a little wary are A)
: Being a male elementary teacher and the
: eggshells that entails, and B) the amount of
: having to be "on" for those kids.
: I'm not super high-energy most of the time
: and I wouldn't want to bore those kids if I
: can't keep the energy up. I get by with
: Middle School kids just fine, but elementary
: sounds exhausting, lol.
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: You might consider applying for a general
: music position if nothing happens band-wise.
: There are always MANY more of those
: positions open, especially in late summer. I
: did it for 4 years during my career and
: enjoyed it. It can be the foot in the door
: that you're after.