I heard a lovely elementary orchestra concert tonight. Don't laugh. It's true. No squeaky renditions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Challenging music in harmony. Chinese folk songs. Lovely.
When I was at my lowest back in high school music saved me. It breaks my heart that music is leaving our schools at such an alarming rate. All children deserve access to instrumental music. The chance to play with an ensemble. To be part of something larger. To feel music from the inside out as more than a mere spectator.
My sons, who both play piano were talking about the fact that they are both musicians. The older one stated that his entire class could be counted musicians since they played the recorder in music class. But, "singing doesn't count." They were honestly surprised to hear that singers counted as musicians. Ah, true instrumentalists!
I am looking forward to meeting with the psychiatric nurse practitioner tomorrow . I am anxious to see what she can recommend besides medication. Of course now I need to find the piece of cardboard that I wrote the address down on...
Also, and this is a true story, I received notice from two separate libraries that I a have missing books. "Confessions of a Happily Organized Family" and "Real Simple: the Organized Home"
Quaker, teacher, parent,