I am taking a voice lesson. I am very nervous. I go into a beautiful room in a school and it’s clear they’ve given (the teacher) the very nicest room because of his status. He’s just starting there or is a guest instructor. He’s tall, thin, distant, arrogant. He is in a suit. The room is cluttered. I’m wearing high heels and feel VERY tall. He doesn’t start with exercises or ask me anything about my background. He asks me if I know some classical piece. I say I don’t and he sings a bit of it. I say I recognize it but don’t know it. He seems disappointed. At some point he takes out and slowly puts on a long, royal purple cape, completely unironically. Now he’s wearing a cape. He starts playing “Send In The Clowns” and I tell him I know that. I start singing it but it’s labored, having a hard time getting through it, only moments where I feel it sounds ok. I’m looking for some glimmer of acknowledgement from him, but get none. I also get no instruction.