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Picking Up The Guitar When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:32 PM

I am taking advantage of my free time while teaching English in Korea by trying and learning things that I never had the time or opportunity to attempt before. With our teaching schedules teaching English at Chungdahm (4 p.m.-10 p.m.), I am able to have my mornings and early afternoons free. So when I first arrived to teach in Korea, I sat down and made a list of things I wanted to learn or take up. Some items on the list included learning Korean, learning to cook better, and going to the gym daily. Those items were easy for me to pick up and I got started on them right away. One item that for some reason was really hard for me to get started was learning to play the guitar. I have no idea why it was so hard for me to get started, but after months and months of procrastinating, I finally made up my mind to get started with the guitar.

Well there was only one problem with this decision....I didn't have a guitar. Thus, I started looking at guitars at different music stores. I had one picked out, but before I decided to buy it, I thought it might be worthwhile to check out the Internet message boards on an expat Yahoo group. I was surprised to find out that three English teachers were selling their guitars before they left Korea. I picked out one and contacted the owner. A few hours later, I was the proud owner of a guitar.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, free time in korea, learning guitar

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