April 1, 2009 at 2:20 AM
I'm rather excited as I consider the prospect of being someone who could help bring about an orchestra program in Dundee Schools.
My supervisor in my assistantship, as well as my orchestra conductor recommended me to someone who requested a student capable of teaching a group of 20 or so violinists for a little over an hour 4 days one week in May. I was honored when he referred to me as "an excellent violinist... already experienced private teacher... experience teaching larger groups" and felt a small surge of pride in my accomplishments.
I do not know if this gig would pay me. However, I feel like the reward of exposing these students to the violin and music for that short time would be fantastic. If I really did inspire these kids to one day earn an orchestra program in their schools, I would be so honored.
I hope to inspire my past, current, and future students. There really is no greater pleasure in life than to help someone else succeed.
Now if only I can take my own advice when I teach...
You should feel proud of what you have accomplished. Good luck in this new endeavor.
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