It NEVER gets old to witness a student's musical journey and growth, including their "AH-HA" moments.
Last night, I was teaching a 6-year-old student about the treble clef. I drew it several times, in steps, while he looked on.
I then asked him to draw a treble clef by himself and his eyes grew wide. I thought he was nervous, so I said, "Don't worry; just do your best."
To which he replied:
"This is gonna be a little hard...but it's gonna be FANTASTIC!"
Kinda how I feel about life sometimes. =)
I have a student named Abella. She is 5. She loves the fact that her name is
"just like Bella, but with an A at the front."
Tonight, she announced
at her lesson that she is "smarter than a person going into 2nd grade."
When I asked her how she is smarter, she explained that this person "doesn't even know 10+10, 3+3, or where meat comes from."
I love what I
The answer to why I teach music is quite simple:
I teach music because music saved my life.
And, I want to share the power and gift of music with as many people as possible.
Music is, by far, the one thing in my life that has always been a constant positive (please note, I said "thing," not "person").
Music stood by me when I was a young girl, trying to navigate through awkward stages of growing up.
Music stood by me when I was bullied in grammar school, acting not only as an outlet, but a friend.
Music stood by me when I was at the lowest points of my life, filling my time with positivity, discipline, and artistry.
Music stood by me and taught me that even if a song seemed too difficult, quitting was not an option.
Music stood by me and taught me that I COULD perform in front of people and that I COULD get over my stage fright.
The list of benefits is endless...but, what it boils down to is that music gave me confidence; it gave me purpose; most of all, it gave me HOPE.
As I look back on my musical journey, I am filled with pride and a sense of accomplishment. The future's lookin' pretty bright, too!
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