I was hesitant to open up more of my time for lessons, teaching & coaching, but I've had a change of heart about that. First, I will give some backstory as to why. When I first started teaching, I would tell myself "I LOVE doing this! I'm being paid for music and I love kids!" Obviously, these two statements are still very much true for me, however I've been confronted with other realities. One reality is that many of my young students are not passionate about music. This has been difficult for me to understand because passion for music is all I've ever known. This, of course, led me to being very frustrated. It had me revisiting the question, "Why do I even do this in the first place?!"
This frustration is why I was resisting the idea of offering more of my time toward teaching lessons. However, I now have answers more than questions at the moment. Even as I write that something was "difficult for me to understand," I'm reminded of my commitment to understanding. I've always made it a point to be the person that I needed when I was a child. I want nothing more than compassion for humans...which includes myself.
So! Even though I struggle to understand at moments, I've still taken on said understanding as a second passion. I've found a lot of sympathy for my students who don't have a passion. The fact that I do have one makes me feel very lucky. I'm committed to sharing what enriches my life.
Another realization I've had is that many of these kids struggle with really heavy things and it can make lesson time even more overwhelming. What's ended up happening is that in my efforts to have compassion for myself, I can now exert more toward them. Our lessons often end up looking more like therapy. This is why I believe that I can help you and be of service.
I have a wealth of knowledge about music. For this reason, my time is extremely valuable. I'm not getting younger. [but I still have the childlike wonder that enjoys birthdays. (mine is in a month, woohoo!)] What I love about aging is the wisdom that I'm gaining. I've always been insightful beyond my years. I believe this is how I've been able to bring myself up out of lowly, humble beginnings and get myself through prestigious, fine arts school! My years are finally catching up to my insight and wisdom. I believe I truly can help people through music, and much, much more!
If you are interested in lessons, please fill out the form under the "Contact" tab. The ideal candidate is a passionate one. I'm willing to negotiate prices based on the factor of a passionate client. Fill out the form and let's talk.
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Much love, only love. Always love,