Humor in the Band Room

I learned this from Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, who mastered the art of using humor as a way to bring minds away from fear and toward risk. Let's face it. Most of the kids we teach won't become professional musicians. But there are ways to help even the strongest resisters become allies, and this connection may help a student continue on to the next year. Humor is a strategy. Hope is not. The idea is to open a mind to learning, and fear closes minds. The fear of judgment in these