1. Love being in the presence of children
3. Qualified and experienced in teaching music
4. Specifically for Piano: only women may apply
Above are REAL requirements if you want to apply a music teacher position in certain music school in Jabotabek not so long ago which I found in a mailing list. Do you find anything funny or interesting?
I have nothing to say particularly for requirement number 1 to 3. But number four? Why are they applying a gender status here? Are men worse than women when it comes to playing and teaching piano? Or men are just horrible in front of a piano?
There are 4 kinds of instruments in this teacher-seeking advertisement. But still the question is, why men is so special in point number four? Is it because of the instrument, piano? Or do men and piano mix well together? Or is it just MEN?
I’m not making this up. Well, any thoughts?