[NABS-L] Other options besides college
keribcu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 13:17:02 UTC 2019
Good morning, I highly suggest you seriously consider college. There are many different programs out there to fit people of different styles. I am currently working on my masters now. You could go to technical or trade school as well. You should definitely do something and get a degree or certification in something. It is really hard to get respected even with a degree so you could imagine how it is as a blind person without. Many people want to do music and unless if you are extraordinary Lee talented you won’t make it as a musician. This is the hard but sad truth.
Keri Sent from my iPhone
> On Oct 16, 2019, at 8:32 AM, Emily Schlenker via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi there. This is most likely not a good idea, and those of us who have struggled for years to get through college in order to be more employable can attest to this fact. On the other hand, there’s nothing to say that you cannot go to some type of trade program or technical program in order to get a skill that will help you to supplement your income while you work to make it in music. It may be that since music comes easily to you, going to college or technical school might appear to be difficult, but this is something that everyone goes through. The brain must be challenged if you are to learn to do new things. Also, the vast majority of musicians who now make a living with music worked a lot of interesting jobs when they were trying to make it, and as someone who is blind, you need more advantages like education and training in order to get one of these jobs. You probably cannot just walk in to a pizza joint and start making pizza, unfortunately. It is sad that things are this way, but it is a reality.
> Good luck, and do not give up on either your music or education or technical training.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 15, 2019, at 11:40 PM, Garrett Kearns via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> As a fellow musician I wouldn't rely on it as your sole mode of
>> income. Is college not for you because you think this is a better
>> option? I would at least get your associate's.
>>> On 10/15/19, John Dowling, jr. via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Hey Yall,
>>> So, I’m still a junior in High School, and I just don’t think college is
>>> right for me.
>>> I want to persue my career in music, and I’m still gonna do that, I’m just
>>> trying to think about any other jobs on the side.
>>> Anyone have an advice for a struggling musician?
>>> Check out my first ever single: Do Dogs Go to Heaven.
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