Completely making my ears bleeding with wrong notes? I'm probably still only going to write down a two this year. I don't see a three going on any sheet from me. (Fours and fives should be out of the question from any judge this year in my opinion)
Clear evidence of decent teaching, but maybe more errors than normal - that's a one for me this year.
Seriously, if there's ever been a year in our profession to be more forgiving and give some grace with ratings - this is the year! Directors have literally died this year teaching... Students have come to school in spite of fears, missed out on important parts of the end of last year, and the beginning of this year at least. Some schools are still virtual with the majority of their kids.
This is not the year to go and get upset because a judge was 'kinder' this year than normal. This is the year to give kids a positive experience to give them ANY reason to continue to be in our programs!!!