Bad-a** Light-flippers !@#$%^&*

In my adventures of subbing for music classes I have come across a couple of classes with students who seem to think that flipping off the lights at the end of class somehow makes them hard core rebellious children. My solution is easy: put masking tape over the lights (tape the heck out of it!) and use a dry-erase marker to color all over the tape. It is non-damaging to the wall, and no one will touch it because they don’t want ink on their hands (stole this idea from fire alarms). The ink from dry-erase markers will stay damp so you can do a check of hands for ink if necessary, and even though the tape comes off relatively easily, it’s not very quick to get off and it makes enough noise so that you’d hear it. And no one will “accidentally” flip off the lights. It also has the added benefit of making the students think you’re either really smart or just plain crazy.

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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