Off to Guitar Center. Will students show up in spite of the Holidays?

@TheHorse (165771)
Walnut Creek, California
November 22, 2022 4:12pm CST
I am off to guitar Center to teach a few lessons. I wonder if attendance will be light today and tomorrow because of Thanksgiving. If students don't cancel ahead, I still get paid, but if they cancel ahead, I just get paid my "being there" salary, which is much less than if I have a student. I'll attach a photo of the "big wall" in the mid-priced acoustic guitar room. That room is where I spend my time turning on the charm and/or tuning up guitars. Wish me a few well-practiced students. I'll be around this evening.
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@Deepizzaguy (74466)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Nov
I wish you the best of luck in having students come in to have you give them guitar lessons.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I think four of six showed up. I will write about one of my lessons, a woman who can sight read jazz music but hasn't yet learned to use jazz to express her own inner feelings.
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@kaylachan (39587)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
Hope you get some students then.
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@kaylachan (39587)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
@TheHorse Sadly, people still use that term even if they shouldn't.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I did. It was an enjoyable day. I made some progress with a student who suffers from what we used to call "mental retardation." I don't know what the proper term is right now.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@kaylachan I don't care that much about terms. I care about interesting with fellow humans beings in a productive and enjoyable way.
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@celticeagle (139544)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov
Nice that you still get paid whether the kids come or not. Some jobs don't.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
That would frustrate me.
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@celticeagle (139544)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
@TheHorse .......That's from my working experience. It may have changed now.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@celticeagle I just do what I do and see what happens.
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@RasmaSandra (59475)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
Best of luck to you. I hope you'll have a nice Thanksgiving. Will you and kitty share a turkey?
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@RasmaSandra (59475)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
@TheHorse well whatever you do I hope the two of you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@RasmaSandra You too.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
Maybe I'll bring home a slice or two and see if it's "up to her standards."
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@JudyEv (293326)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
When I taughtr at the convent, parents were charged by the term. It's good you get a turning-up fee at least.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
Were you PAID by the term?
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@JudyEv (293326)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
@TheHorse Yes, which was a bit of a bummer but I was living at home so it was all good - in a way. I got half what they did.
@LindaOHio (108845)
• United States
23 Nov
I hope everyone showed up.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
Four of six showed up, including a cool new student whom I'll write about later.
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@LindaOHio (108845)
• United States
23 Nov
@TheHorse I'm always surprised when young people don't cancel appointments that they are scheduled for.
@Juliaacv (72679)
• Canada
23 Nov
I hope that you have students both tonight as well as tomorrow. I suppose that Thursday being a holiday you won't even be there.
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@LadyDuck (416086)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
I hope your students will show up. I remember that we got bored during the holidays and tried to escape family gatherings.
@DaddyEvil (102761)
• United States
23 Nov
I think it will depend on whether their parents are taking them to visit relatives and if they've already left, honestly. Or, if the students are older than school age, whether the student is going to visit someone and has already left.
@wolfgirl569 (64816)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Nov
I hope they showed up.
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@TheHorse (165771)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I think I batted .667. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
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@kobesbuddy (156164)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Nov
Giving guitar lessons, a great way to get paid for having a good time!
@LouAvul (2198)
23 Nov
I hope you get some students to take some of your time