Virtue of November

This month I feel like we have so much to be grateful for. Not just because it’s Thanksgiving, but because our wonderful students had the opportunity to perform in incredible recitals this past weekend! They worked their little fingers and sacrificed time to practice and prepare.

I am so grateful for music in my life. And the fact that I get to teach others how to appreciate it and share it.

Music has the power to heal. One of my favorite quotes is by Leonard Bernstein, a famous composer and conductor, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Let us be grateful in this time of trouble throughout the world. We need to come together and appreciate what we have. I believe that music can help us do that.

Let us be grateful that we have the opportunity to learn and to grow as people and as musicians. Let it be our reply to violence.