|Posted on January 6, 2012 at 3:55 AM|
Yay! I am so happy to be back at work!
I have to admit, without family around, the Holidays can be a bit of a drag. And specially in Victoria where we had such a wet Christmas! The weather was so beautiful for the whole month of December and then on Christmas Day... bam! Rain! So after a week inside, cleaning up, I was so happy to get back to work yesterday!
I love teaching. I really do. My students are my family and it is such a pleasure to see them all every week. Yes, yes, I have to do a bit of "bum kicking" sometimes, but that is my job and how I love it! It's always interesting going back to work after a break, be it short or longer. While the voice can be a bit rusty, I can also hear some improvement. Sometimes the body needs time to digest all that information I throw at my students and the element of time is an important one and needed one in voice training. No matter how hard you work, it just needs time sometimes.
No matter what, it's the little miracles that happen everyday in the studio that makes it worth it: a student hitting higher notes, or remembering all the words to a song, or having a new piano piece under control, or discovering a new artist or show and loving it. These are all baby steps and part of the training... and part of the growing through music lessons. Because what happens in the studio is more than teaching music. It is teaching a discipline to work hard, to push ourselves to learn new things, to gain confidence, to open up to someone else with something very personal, our voice.
And it is for all those reasons, all those little miracles that I always look forward to going back to the studio. I guess in the same way that a yogi always goes back to the mat!
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