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Ooh! I'm so excited about this! [Nov. 18th, 2003|08:42 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Last summer, when I worked for iD Tech and taught Digital Music Editing, I wrote them a long letter explaining how the course was too hard for the youngest kids (it was originally for ages 10-17), and how the kids with no musical experience were at a huge disadvantage. Well, they heeded my advice and changed it, so that now musical experience is required and it's for ages 12-17. I really dig that they added the sentence "Instructors may opt to teach iD’s digital music composition or song mixing curriculum depending upon the student’s level", because last year it was a tricky balancing act between the kids who wanted to write music and the ones who wanted to mix music.

I'd also like to point out that the top photo on that page is of two of my students, standing on either side of my camp director. Here's a bigger version of the same one:

Summer 2003: Becky and my DME students at iD

And while I'm at it, here are two of my web design kids -- they were some of the youngest kids at camp, but still incredibly capable.

Summer 2003: My web design students at iD

It may be dorky, but I'm really feeling the iD love right now.

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From: arielgodwin
2003-11-19 01:32 pm (UTC)

Wow!

Hey, that's awesome that they listened to your advice. I wish my suggestions had made an impact like that in City Year. Way to go Lindsey!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2003-11-19 07:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow!

Thanks, Ariel!

I think part of the reason why my suggestions mattered was that last summer I was one of only a handful of DME instructors nationwide. Also, I think they figured I must have had at least some idea of what I was talking about, since I was the one who was constantly answering others' questions on our DME mailing list. =)
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