I love music just as much as I love art but I could never be a music teacher.
1) I'm not really one to get soppy but kids singing gets me always gets me teary. (Ok - well only when it's good).
2) I could never be anywhere near as good as this guy.
Anyway - you probably know about this New York choir of fifth graders who are singing at next week's Oscars but I thought I'd post this to prove my point. Thomas Mars from the band Phoenix apparently said he cried when he saw this so I feel a little better.
Not only are they amazing but they have an absolutely inspirational teacher with great taste in music. Look for their videos of songs by The Cure, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac, MGMT, Black Sabbath and more. Dare I say it - they even make Lady Gaga and Katy Perry songs sound good.
Here's the link to the PS22 Chorus blog so if you're like me and you only heard about them today you can check them out! http://ps22chorus.blogspot.com/