What a wonderful evening we had listening to students from The TDS. My husband and I sat listening to pieces by Debussy and Vivaldi. It was an encouraging and uplifting evening as we watched students who sang or played the violin, piano, or flute. I had a surprise visitor in the audience, a former student of MYC and another surprise when I noticed a pianist and a flute player were former MYC students. Time passes too quickly. It might not seem like it to our students, but from the day they start music lessons to a point in time when they present their pieces to an audience many years later, there is so much progress that cannot be seen on a daily basis. It's like seeing a friend's child all grown after not seeing them for years.
The teachers are proud of our students and on the day before Thanksgiving we are thankful to each of them and their families for the dedication they make to learning an art that will stay with them for the rest of their lives in one form or another.
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." Martin Luther
Lane is a long-time piano and MYC teacher at the TDS, and is also our official blogger! She is excited to share her experience about teaching music to children and helping parents learn techniques to assist their child in their learning.