If you thought hot-headed hockey parents were bad, wait until you meet this orchestra dad

They say music has has the ability to calm even the most cantankerous of people. For Dean Morris however, music seems to have the opposite effect. Dean is an orchestra dad known in Winnipeg music circles for having a temper. He is just one of a growing number of orchestra parents who are resorting to aggressive behaviour to help their children succeed.
Children from the Urban's Band of Nantes perform in front of hundreds of people, on June 21, 2011 in Nantes, western France, as part of the 31th edition of the annual music event "La Fete de la Musique". The 2012 "Fete de la Musique", celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pop music, takes place across the streets of France, with thousands of musicians performing for one of the nation's most popular festivals celebrating rythm and sound. AFP PHOTO FRANK PERRY (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages) (AFP/Getty Images)

[Originally broadcast on Oct. 22/24, 2015]

They say music has has the ability to calm even the most cantankerous of people. For Dean Morris however, music seems to have the opposite effect.  Morris is an "orchestra dad," known in Winnipeg music circles for having a temper.  He is just one of a growing number of orchestra parents who are resorting to aggressive behaviour to help their children succeed.  

"My kid is the best musician in his orchestra and will play for the New York Philharmonic one day," says Morris. "If I have to raise my voice because others are holding us back or getting in our way ... then I will!"

Peter Oldring has produced this documentary which examines the reasons behind the growing number of belligerent orchestra parents like Morris.


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