Lucky you - new blog posts two days in a row! ☺ Just wanted to get a couple things out while they're fresh:
Remember that student who won't let me say "give him a hand" without commenting? Well, this evening in class, the boys asked me to play the piano (it's a baby grand), so they could watch it work. I asked them to wait patiently till the end of class, then granted their request. When I was done playing (I played part of a Clementi sonatina), the same little guy said, "I'll give you my hand! No, I want to give you BOTH of my hands - that was awesome!" Warmed my heart!
Also - this Friday I have the privilege of performing at the NSBA (Nebraska State Bandmasters Association) convention with the NWU band. Since I'm performing with them, I'm attending a couple rehearsals this week. One was this afternoon, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I can't tell you how great it felt to play in an ensemble again...and a quality one, at that! My dad always told me to enjoy and not take advantage of my opportunity to play and perform with such quality groups during my college years. I can't say I enjoyed it every day then, but now, I do so very much appreciate and value the many musical and non-musical opportunities and experiences these ensembles and performances provided. Thanks, Dr. Z and fellow musicians, for the opportunity this week. To quote Dr. Z, "Feels like old times." ☺
That's all for now!
Hope you all have a happy Tuesday!