I left teaching elementary band after 20 years. I joke with my husband that 20 years of hot crossed buns is all one woman can take. I always enjoyed my student's personalitites, but unfortunately, that was about it after all those years.
I love selling real estate and staging, but yesterday was not a good day. I went to my 12 year old niece Annie's orchestra and chorus concert at a small very special parochial school last evening. After hearing several duets by beginning musicians I told my husband that maybe my day wasn't so bad after all.
Annie, who has never had a piano lesson in her life got up to perform "Let it Be" by herself on the keyboard in front of 200 people. I never knew she had such a beautiful pure voice. She taught herself that song with intricate chords all by ear. That for a kid her age is in itself exceptional. I've never heard anything like it. She felt every word she sang. The audience did too. Half of us were in tears.
Thanks for the perspective last night, Annie, I'll never forget the special moment you gave me last night.