Kevin ChoirNerd Ammann Posted about 1 month ago Why do teenagers have a strong attachment to music but view their band/choir/general music requirement as something to get out of the way? 1) I get your first point and I see what you mean. I love to eat but I am far too lazy to cook :p 2) as to your second point, my choir teacher is kind of "meh" about life herself. I'm not saying she's a bad teacher, she's pretty good and very helpful in piloting me toward my future. Maybe kids catch that lackluster attitude she brings to rehearsal. My band teacher, however, is one of the most passionate band teacher ever, yet that doesn't seem to resonate with the kids (no one practices). Maybe this goes back to what you were saying earlier, but this year it's a school wide phenomenon of no one caring in band, even in the Wind Ensemble (higher level group). He's extremely passionate but for some reason just cannot seem to nail enough in kids heads that practice is important. Also, you said people hate gym because of grouchy teachers- I agree. It seems like my gym teacher is just there and he just stands to the side, not really helping me though I'm probably the worst athlete known to mankind. I do get what you are saying about teachers with meh attitudes ruining classes. What about, however, when the teacher has passion? Why can he not ignite a sense of musical discipline?