Regular Rehearsal Attendance Issues
Date: December 8, 2015
I'm a community volunteer at a high school at the moment while I wait for a full-time teaching position. I find that my students don't feel the necessity of attending every week and numbers will change drastically each week (I have had 10 one week and 20 the very next week) which makes it difficult to have a beneficial rehearsal as I'm constantly going over old points for those that missed last week. I'm not their regular music teacher, and I'm also new there and look young (which I am) and they don't seem to view me as a viable music teacher. They also feel that they're too good and don't need to attend or even go home and practice, but then they have trouble at rehearsal because they haven't. How do I instill in them the importance of attending every rehearsal without sounding like the big bad wolf?