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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...of this kind if he is thoroughly qualified to give lessons on some musical instrument or give drill in vocal music or voice culture. There is, among all classes of people in this country, a constantly increasing demand for a good musical training. Parents generally desire that their children have instruction in this art. This necessarily causes a demand for a large number of teachers of music. The demand for such instruction is likely to be stronger in a college community than in other places. Hence, a good teacher of either vocal or instrumental music usually has no difficulty in securing a sufficient number of pupils to enable him to pay his college expenses and not be obliged to devote a very great amount of time to the work. Paper Hanging. About fifteen years ago a young man, living in West Virginia, was working with his father, who was a paper hanger and decorator. In the course of business the hoy was sent to do some work in the home of a professional man. He was repapering the ceiling in the library. The professor happened to be in the room at work when the young man came to do the job. Part of the time while the young man was at his work the professor remained at his desk and before leaving entered into conversation with the young man. The professor said that he envied the young man the skill which he displayed by the neat manner in which he hung the paper. The young fellow replied that he would gladly exchange all the skill he had acquired in paper hanging for an opportunity to go to school. He said he wanted to become a professor, like the gentleman for whom he was at work. Upon being asked why he did not go to school, the young man replied that he could not afford to. "That is nonsense," said the professor. "Any young man can go to...
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