This is how I feel already, and contracts haven’t even started.
But some parts of the day are more like this, all at the same time:
Contracts? Let’s not forget about the 18 private lessons I’ll be teaching most weeks too. Students have emerged and want to study with me. Hallelujah! But I need 27 hours each day.
And then there are these days:
I caught four of my voice students on stage on Friday evening.
Ryan, Tyler, and Spencer are all in Muny Kids, whose show was delightful! And Jett is a graduating senior who is in the professional ensemble of
Kinky Boots at the Muny.
A proud teacher, I was!
From years ago, in the Indiana Choral Directors state newsletter, this initial statement of my own philosophy of teaching:
My current written statement is posted
on this blog.
Jett Blackorby, a senior at Jerseyville High School, starred as the title character in
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in his high school production this weekend.
I was a proud voice teacher. This kid is just super!
This clipping from the local Blue Springs newspaper announces my appointment in 1993 to the adjunct faculty at Graceland College in Iowa. I taught part-time there for three years, whilst also teaching at the local community college and at the University of Central Missouri (as lecturer in music).
Twenty years ago today, my then-seniors in high school sang a senior recital.
I found the program in my father’s belongings.
Of these students, I visited with Matt Wilson in Chicago two or three years ago, and Jimmy Boswell is a Facebook friend. The rest have disappeared.
These students were an especially good group, and I adored teaching them.