Hi, Lifesong Friend!
Welcome to my blog! 2013 is going to be amazing, isn’t it?!
A couple of years ago, I dressed up as a superhero for a recital. I was goofy, high energy, and entertaining to the kids who were learning about music. I tied a belt around my head, made a cape out of an old sheet, and even put underwear over my leggings. Yes, I know I’m goofy, and I love it! You can imagine the comedy routine was a hit with lots of laughs from the little ones… (and the grown-ups too).
After the recital, an older woman from the audience approached me. She asked, “Have you ever heard of Musikgarten?” I hadn’t. “It’s a music and movement curriculum for young children. You’d be a great teacher. You should get certified.”
As a mom of two toddlers at the time, a piano teacher and choir director, I thanked her and swept the idea under the rug. “No time,” I droned inside of my head.
Six months later, the time came to find a music class for 3 year-old Gia. I researched and researched all the programs, and finally decided on one. She went through one semester, and I was completely disappointed. The teacher had ZERO energy, I wasn’t allowed in on the class, and Gia wasn’t getting a well-rounded experience at all. I took her out of the program, even though the music school was the most reputed in the area.
“You should get certified,” rang my thoughts. So, another six months later, I checked out Musikgarten. I fell in love with their music, resonated with their teaching philosophies, and decided to train.
And here I am now! I’m a new business owner and having a blast with the kids. What a big change, and all because of my cape.
My resolution for 2013:
I must express more authentically and without fear, and help others (BIG and SMALL) express more too! I’m so excited to help you and all my little students find their voice through music and movement. I’m psyched to help everyone put on their cape and fly.
So, friend, dawn your cape, strap a belt around your head, and let’s venture off into 2013!
Happy New Year!