Throwing it back 17 years ago, this not-so-little-boy-anymore is now graduating from his University studies! At five years old he was my very first violin student. He certainly holds a very special place in my heart and I’m so proud of his accomplishments.
Initially, the reason I entered music performance and education as a career was my love for music and that I knew I was capable of achieving this goal. But I learned quickly that I had created special bonds with my students during, and after their formal violin lessons were finished. I am amazed with how music has helped to shape their lives.
Let me share some unsolicited advice to the class of 2019.
HONOR and LOVE your Parents. They aren’t perfect but they do the best for you in the way they know how.
You ARE NOT entitled to anything - work hard for what you want.
When life gets tough, push through.
When someone breaks your heart, you can only cry for one day - the next morning, put on your best smile and MOVE ON.
Be FIRM, but KIND. Be HONEST and maintain your INTEGRITY.
SING when you’re Happy. SING when you’re Sad.
Keep your eyes focused on GOD. When you think you can’t make it, HIS grace is sufficient.
HATS OFF to the Class of 2019!
Cheers to a GLORIOUS end of this chapter and the beginning of a NEW adventure!