Interview for the Post of a Music Teacher for High School ClassesA renowned school called for an interview to select teachers for various subjects. Today is the fourth day of interview for a music teacher for High school classes. Aaradhya, an interviewee for this post, comes to attend the interview. After verification of academic as well as experience documents, she is sitting aside and waiting for her turn. After an hour, the office assistant came in the waiting room and call her name. She carries all her documents and moves toward the Principal's room.
She pushed the door and asked, "May I come in sir?" "Yes, please come in." Interview Panel Said. After getting permission from interviewers, she enters into the Principal's office. Three interviewers were sitting there. She said Good afternoon with a smiling face. The interviewers said, please be seated. She takes a deep breath and smiles again. Seeing towards her, one of the interviewers said, "let us start the interview."
First Interviewer: Aaradhya, your CV reflects that you have a good academic background and seven years of teaching experience. Now tell us about your interest and accomplishment.
Aaradhya: I was passionate about music since my childhood and being a lady and mother of two kids I feel more attached with kids. I wanted to share it with them because it gives me satisfaction. That's' why I choose this profession. I believe, when students are stressed, a music teacher can help them to get rid of stress as music enhance emotions, strengthen social relationship build confidence and self-esteemed among them. It also promotes students to think constructively. As far as my accomplishments are concerned, I am Gold medallist in MA Music and first rank holder in my University. I also got opportunities to perform many times during my school, college and university days. And once I gave a live performance in Thomso in IIT, Roorkee in front of a larger audience. It was one of my greatest accomplishment. Because it has wake up my inner soul and I get inspiration from this so far. I also have expertise in playing the Piano and also teach children.
Second Interviewer: Which music teaching style and methods you used to teach your students?
Aaradhya: I am familiar with most of the music styles which are used in teaching such as visual, aural, linguistic, physical, logical, interpersonal and intrapersonal but my favourites are visual, linguistic, and interpersonal. But I think children should be taught, especially in music, what they already love. Some students are a music lover, and they want to learn. But some take it just like as any other subject. To engage those students is a quite difficult task and a bit tricky. So, I used most popular music and song and sometimes some remix to get engaged them. I use the advanced teaching method to highlight the qualities of students so that interests, possible strengths, and potential weaknesses of students can be revealed subsequently their performance and skills can be improved.
Nowadays, music teaching has gone one step forward. Technology is playing a vital role in teaching music in class also. So we can't ignore technology in teaching music in schools as it attracts kids easily, and they can learn with enjoyment. I have exposure to various websites, applications and online resources like SoundCloud, Selfog etc. Which are useful to teach student and students can practice at their homes even in holidays.
Third Interviewer: What are the areas of your strengths and weakness in the music?
Aaradhya: Nobody is perfect, so I also not. My biggest weakness is that I am too desperate to complete a task e.g. Even if a student who has chosen music subject, but he is not much interested to learn. I try to get him to turn to music so that he develops some interest in the music and my and his hard work does not go in vain. Further, continuously working to remove my weakness is my greatest strength. And I always take it as a challenge.
Interviewer: Thank you, Aaradhya. You performed well. Now you can and we will inform you through email.
Aaradhya: Thank you, Sir.
This is my entry for Academics Quadrathlon contest – Event 3: campus interviews