I am still teaching a handful of students from the Seattle area, virtually, of course and it is so good to see their lovely faces weekly. If I'm honest, my days have become monotonous, especially with the winter weather. It's basically toddler life for me 24/7, so it's refreshing to teach lessons a few hours a week. I actually feel recharged after teaching lessons. I love watching my students gain confidence in their singing. I miss accompanying alongside my vocal students and loved playing all the challenging contemporary musical theater numbers, but I've actually been able to offer more insight during virtual lessons with the piano playing out of the way!
I look forward to the days where we can be safely in a room together, creating musical memories and laughing together in person. I think I miss the sound of laughter the most. I think about the energy and buzz that's created from large groups of kids participating in Solo & Ensemble or a choir concert or being in a musical. So much growth and fond memories are created with events like that and I really hope that we can get to that place again for our youth. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and I'm alive! The toddler is up from his nap, so I gotta get back to mom life!
Mask up and see you soon!