I'm not sure I've ever stood on a stage and made a whole audience weep except for maybe my Mother, but I have been an elementary school music teacher before and have had some experiences that were very stirring.
The first was as a first year teacher. I was slated to teach a 3rd grade violin program and in the first week with the class I played for them. I made them all sit on the floor, turned off the bright lights, and played Meditation from Thais for them. At one point this little boy started crying and couldn't be consoled. I took him aside and he told me it made him think of his mommy had passed away the previous year.
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