Last week I had the opportunity to help one of my former students prepare pieces to play for a wedding. This gal was one of my moms private students for years, and my student at the high school I teach at. She was in my orchestra for 4 years. I had helped her pick out her violin and bow, which she still has, (and plays sometimes,) but she is a chemist as her profession.
We had such a ball. She kept apologizing for being so rusty, but the more she played, the better she sounded--- almost like she did in high school(she was my concertmaster for 2 years). She and I are going to continue to get together to play duets and have lessons when both our schedules can work out. It almost made me cry when she told me how much I had done for her, and how much she missed playing. I told her I would play with her or help her anytime.
It really is true, what they say about teachers--you do touch lives forever. After she graduated, I honestly thought I would never see or hear from her again. What a great treat during a really stinky week to have her contact me to help her, and to see me. I just LOVE these kids!!
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