I hope this finds you well. I am writing you from my living room, aka my current teaching space. There has never been a computer or an office chair in here before, but it's turned into a pretty nice place to work.
I am really looking forward to seeing those of you that I have in group classes this weekend during our group check-in. Though I will certainly miss Bakerini and everyone that I would normally see in the hallways, or upstairs during the snack breaks. Please consider this a friendly hello for now.
To the students and parents that I have seen regularly over the last few weeks, through zoom, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts.
Parents, to me, you are more than rising to the many challenges you are facing. You've managed to be there, to be ready, and to set us all up for success. Together I feel like we are finding new strategies to work as a team, and that is really exciting to me.
To the students, wow! It has been such a joy to see you, and I know you are all trying your very best. You are more responsible than ever before for careful self-evaluation, and I am inspired by your insightfulness.
Musicians need to be able to listen to themselves, listen very deeply, and while this situation is difficult, I am optimistic that the way you are listening to yourselves now, so that you can tell me about your tone and your dynamics, is something that you will bring with you when we can have in-person lessons again.
It's also been nice to meet so many of your pets :)