Friday, February 27, 2009

Clarinet Lessons

Often on Ahoy Hanoi I mention some of the unbelievable deals you can get in Vietnam. Well, the other day I heard perhaps the best deal yet:

My friend Sean -- a teacher/musician in Hanoi -- has been taking clarinet lessons for fifteen dollars a lesson.

Okay, that doesn't seem like an amazing deal since I'm sure you could get a half decent, starving musician teacher in America for around that. However, Sean's teacher is pretty qualified -- she's the first chair in the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra. That's right, he's getting taught by the best clarinet player in Vietnam for $15 a lesson. Hey, Mom, maybe it's time to dust off your old flute and come visit me again!