Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The Best Gift of All
No, it's not what you think. I just wanted to write a short post saying how thankful I am for this wonderful job! Being a music teacher is seriously the best. Students are wonderful (most days) and we get to sing, dance, and fill students with JOY all while teaching them how to create, perform, and respond to music.
December is a time when teachers as a whole can start to feel run-down and burnt out. Especially music teachers, with programs, personal performances, and of course family holiday celebrations. However, seeing the smiles on faces when we are paper-plate ice-skating, or seeing the Russian Dance from the Nutcracker for the first time (all those high jumps!), or playing the jingle bells reminds me why I do what I do.
So when you are frustrated this holiday season, and loosing patience either with students or your own family, just pause and think of the smiles, little notes, and hugs, and remember the reason why you became a music teacher in the first place.
Have a great Holiday Season!