Music is a gift. It’s not a school subject. It’s not a luxury. It’s a gift. A gift is defined as something acquired without compensation. And that’s exactly what music is! Music is everywhere, but one needs to learn how to find it. To me, horns honking in traffic is music. One might here it as noise, I hear an augumented chord. The sound of the blinker in my car is metronome. Yes, that clicking sound is a beat and the tapping of my fingers on the steering wheel are a drum a circle. Music can be found in anything.
My goal is for your children to be able to find the beauty in sound. I want them to be able to hear something and feel. Music is one of a handful of occupations that begin during infancy. A baby who picks up a rattle for the first time and enjoys the sound it makes, has just made music. ANYONE can learn music and be successful at it regardless of what they can or cannot do in other areas. Remember, Beethoven composed Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy) after he lost his hearing.
I asked myself, how is it that a private school with a great reputation had such a limited music program. I’m here to improve this. I’m here to bring the art of music to your children and in turn, I hope they introduce its beauty into your homes.
I’m incredibly excited because I get to fall in love with music all over again. I am looking to sharing my experience and knowledge of music with the students. Witnessing the moment a piece of music inspires a child is the best gift in the whole world.