September is right around the corner.
I have loved the last two weeks of August for as long as I can remember. There is something special about the new beginnings that come with the dawn of a new school year.
Last year was my second full year of teaching full time. I’ve really enjoyed watching my students grow musically, and getting to meet all of the new students I’ve had the privilege of teaching over the last two years. Last year we held two concert showcases (I say “we” because this is something that the students are as invested in as I am) – one at Christmas, and one in June. Both concerts were held at the Duncan Garage Showroom, and I really look forward to growing that partnership over the next few years. If you’ve never taken in an event at the Showroom, you’re really missing out. The place is amazing both for the performers and those in the audience alike. A few students even got to take part in Duncan’s summer festival in July, performing outside in front of both family and strangers.
All that is to say, I’m really looking forward to what this coming year holds. I’m looking forward to meeting new musicians, both new to me and new to being a musician. I’m looking forward to more opportunities for students to get out and put the stuff they’re learning to use. I’m looking forward to more “a-ha” moments with the students, where they work hard, and then experience the rewards of coming out on the other side.
It’s going to be a great year.