This week has brought a lot of graduations, reunions and rites of passage.
Graduation, of course, is a time for moving on. But often we look back, at the very moments we are taking new steps.
This week I enjoyed a college graduation party that reunited me with a couple of my former students. Having taught both of them from the time they were about five through high school, I certainly enjoyed seeing them and sharing memories, as one of them moves on past college and the other moves into the final year. For me it is always a real treat to have a conversation with one of my former students, or a lesson.
This made me think about my own former teachers, and the occasions on which I've seen them. Over the years, I've gone back to a number of them for lessons or coachings, and also just remained friends, exchanging holiday greetings and visiting when I'm in town. My teachers made such a difference in my life, and I'm very grateful.
I thought I'd dedicate this week's vote to that student-teacher relationship and ask, do you stay in touch with your former teacher or teachers? How often do you communicate? Do you still occasionally ask for advise? Please participate in the vote and then share your thoughts.
You might also like:
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.