Thursday, September 20, 2012

'Fall'ing Back Into Teaching~ A Ramble of Sorts

It's fall.... 
      That time of year when students come crunching to our doorways and let a wave of brisk, autumn air into our homes. As they come to my door, my students see the last of our ripening tomatoes, which are hanging on until the first frost rings the timer on the term "vine ripened." 

      I can't believe how fast the summer flew by! As evidenced by how long it's been since I blogged on here, it was a busy one for me and my family! While being busy, though, we had  a lot  of fun being together, serving in our ministry, traveling to various places, and taking a break from the normal schedule.

       I've 'fall'en back into teaching, as most of you probably have. I'm really enjoying my students, old and new. This year brought a flip-flop of sorts, and I have a few more adults than children. I can honestly say that I enjoy teaching every age group....well, except the pre-readers. I do find those weeks challenging, but thankfully they are short-lived!  One of my students has taken the plunge into the Royal Conservatory program, and we are enjoying the challenge together.

      My husband and I recently made a decision about our son concerning piano. Last year I taught him, and it went ok. But just ok. This year we decided to put him with another teacher. He's had a few weeks of lessons, and he's doing great. I take him and sit in during his lesson so I can stay on top of what he's learning. (A side motivation is his teacher's Steinway grand, which I get to STARE at for 30 minutes each week). :) At home, my husband or I sit with him for 15 minutes daily (usually after lunch or supper) and coach his practice time. I'm thrilled to be able to do that, and it is rewarding to watch his progress.

     This post is a ramble of sorts- just to let you know I'm still here. Hopefully in the coming weeks my blog will become more active as my studio becomes so. 

       If you're still out there, give me a shout out in the comments! 

       And Happy Fall, Y'all! 

Posted by Leah@Piano Playground


Aprille said...

shouting out. :)

Leah said...

Thanks! Hopefully the robot catcher didn't get you on here! :)

Aprille said...

nope! easy as pie!