I taught my last lesson at Ball State today.
I am excited about the opportunities my new position at Schwob will bring, and am overall very happy to be moving, but... right now I am quite sad. I will miss my students so very much. These incredible younger people who have opened themselves to me, let me in, and let me share myself and my love of music with them... I will miss them more than I know how to express.
To you, my wonderful young friends-- you have made the last five years of my life so very memorable. Thank you for being such a warm and caring group of students. I will treasure my time with you always.
Happy practicing doesn't feel like the right salutation tonight. So happy memories...