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!
This year’s senior recital is one month away!
I attended this weekend a matinee of Love’s Labours Lost, presented by the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Five of my Webster voice students were in the show.
This show was exhilarating, fun, catchy, life-affirming. (The show was a musical, based on the eponymous Shakespeare play.)
My two seniors:
I love these guys so much, and I’m so happy for their choices, their growth, their drive, and their balance.
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.