Thursday, September 11, 2014

Word of the Week: Music!

Yay! I'm so excited!

September starts off another year of music for me!

This is now my fifth year with the all-volunteer orchestra that I play in. We had our first rehearsal this past week. And this year brings about some great changes! One of the biggest is: no more summers off!

I am very happy about this because summer generally spells b.u.m.m.e.r. for me. The oppressive heat and humidity keep me hibernating indoors in the air conditioning.  And while I could easily take out my instrument and challenge myself, I am inherently lazy about playing alone and always have been, so my poor violin barely gets air all summer long.

But no more! And bonus! We now get to rehearse twice a month year round. That means nice long quiet drives all by myself (or with friends who need rides and are not fighting over the radio being on, expounding on the intricacies of lucid dreams, or making me sing the same song forty times in a row. That is what car rides are like with my kids, no joke).

Another musical change starting this month is: I'm giving lessons again!

After a six year hiatus, I have two new students starting violin lessons this month.

This is an exciting development in several ways, but the biggest being that it is proof positive that things with Kit have progressed to the point that I can actually act on my desires to teach again, not just daydream about them!

Having other students always acted as a great motivator to keep my own kids' lessons a priority, and I'm hoping it does now again. If it doesn't however, I am prepared to have them seek instruction elsewhere for as long as they are interested in learning to make music. Sounds funny, especially coming from a homeschool mom who plays (and teaches) several instruments, but you know what? It is what it is.

So music is my word of the week? What's yours? Click on the badge below to read  about others' as well!

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  1. Sounds like a very positive musical week for you! Lots to be excited about. Thanks very much for sharing with #WotW and I hope you do enjoy teaching again x

    1. Thanks for coming by and the nice comments! I love WotW! Such a great way to reflect and connect!

  2. Awww where do you live? I want my son to learn violin! Oh well its okay cuz I cant really afford lessons now. But congrats on so many positives this week for you =) #wotw

    1. The commute would be killer, I'm in the U.S.! :D Thanks for stopping by and visiting through the comments though!

  3. Yay for our music! The language of our hearts, the open door to possibilities....peaceful drives, skillful fingers, unlocked corners of our brains, joys of unity and harmony amidst different tone, pitch, depth of range. Infinite variety within finite structure.