IF YOU DON’T STUDY HARD, YOU’LL END UP BEING A MUSICIAN
A musician playing in KL told me he heard a mother tell her kid, “If you don’t study hard, you’ll be like THEM.”
He was disgusted. What made her think music is for drop-outs?
He talked about the work in professional music college, “…not just performance and theory, but …applications… improvisations… reharmonizations, etc. My point is, people who take up music aren’t just education drop outs. It’s another form of communication and intelligence.
“Professional music is just as hard as other courses, like an engineering degree. Honestly, it’s not as easy as others may think. This kinda thinking is totally discouraging. No offence to anyone, but this is what I think about some people and most parents.
“It’s because of our lame and unsupportive community…and also the major record labels don’t help us. This is why parents are so unsupportive about their children taking music as a career.”