Things I love about teaching

I love that one of my students at the Ballet School has dyed her hair blue.  It’s dirty blonde with blue underneath and is wonderful!  It’s the sort of thing I used to joke about in high school but never had the nerve to do.

I love when a new student is so excited to learn to play violin that she practices every day for a week.  I love it more when she keeps practicing like that.

I love when the student has that “light bulb moment” when they really understand (thanks to Susan Kempter for the phrase)!

I love when a child gives me a drawing they made of me!

I love when I finish a long day of teaching and finally get to let my guard down and relax.  Today I taught 12 students.  Whew!