It’s hard to believe that another school year is already nearing its completion. At the same time, when we look back at how much our students have grown (both literally, in many cases, and in their abilities as musicians!) it’s clear that this has been a very full, productive, and memorable school year.
In fact, at the end of each school year Kirby and I find ourselves saying to one another that this most recent year has been our best – even better than all the great ones that came before it. I believe that one contributing factor to that ever-increasing excellence is our commitment as teachers to be lifelong learns – students of both our instruments and of the art of teaching. We hope, plan, and take the steps to be better teachers each day than the day before, each week than the week before, and each year than the year before.
Another huge part of the excellence of this past school year is the commitment of each and every one of the students that we work with and their families to invest their time and energy into their personal practice, development of musical habits, and the community of West County Strings. Each year, I believe an environment is cultivated amongst the families that we work with that fosters growth, and for that I am beyond proud and grateful.
The next big thing on our horizon is the Spring ’19 Semester. We don’t hold formal group classes over the summer like we do during the school year, because we know so many students and their families will be in and out of town. However, we would love to see each and every one of you for private lessons as often as we can, and we hope to sprinkle in some ensemble learning opportunities throughout the summer, as well.
So, if you’re a returning student, Summer ’19 Registration and submit it to your teacher as soon as possible! And if you’re a new family considering lessons at West County Strings, now is the perfect time to get in touch – come observe some lessons, schedule a trial lesson or two, get a feel for what we do here. We’d love to have you join us for this summer and the school year ahead!