Sunday, May 31, 2009

Piano Recital

I love teaching piano. I've taught since I was 16, and took a small hiatus while away at college. Once I married and moved back to Tucson, I immediately began teaching piano again. It's a unique way of sharing a talent by helping others discover that talent themselves. It's also interesting how one can immediately tell if a child is musically inclined...or not. =)

I have a recital every spring for my students. They get to show off what they have learned, their parents get to take embarrassing video, and they can compare themselves to the previous year. Currently, I have limited myself to 4 students. Come this fall, that will pretty much double!

Last night was that recital - but this one was special. I'm doing something I've never done before -taking time off. I'm taking June and July off to have a baby, to spend time with my mother-in-law, and to play in the pool with Sariah. I said a heart-felt "see you in a couple months" to my students, and off we went to continue our lives.

So to you, my students. May you enjoy these few weeks of rest, of play, and of rejuvenation. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making the best music possible.

Left to right:

Ali, Bailey, Hannah, Peter