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  • Jan 1st, 2014 @ 9:54pm

    Re: Sorry but this should be standard and required by common sense.

    Exactly...

    Google doesn't care about privacy. They may say how much they protect your information, but then spam you with the search information you found using their search engine built into their 'droid device! The company benefits quite well from any data it can collect. Why would it want anyone to opt out of something?

  • Jan 1st, 2014 @ 9:48pm

    Statistics versus reality!

    Sure the lump-it-all statistics make things appear so wonderfully rosy, but in the real world, professional, independent musicians, the ones that appear to have such a great employment, make the majority of their living teaching. They are either adjunct professors or have teaching studios in their homes, or worse, rent studio space from a larger organization.

    The reality is many professionally trained musicians end up working outside of the music industry. As a classically-trained pianist, who studied and practiced for hours daily, I ended up like many out there, working in the high tech industry instead. The concert engagements are far and few between, and the handful of students who showed interest in piano lessons weren't enough when it came to paying the mortgage and student loans, and everything else we need to survive.