I was so excited to learn in the past week that 4 of my students have been placed 1st chair in their school orchestras! Teaching all of my students is a delight regardless of where they sit in orchestra, but it's always wonderful to see my students' faces light up (and their confidence skyrocket) when they are moved to the front of their sections. Many of the students are currently hard at work for my upcoming Winter Recital. It's a little strange working on holiday/winter-themed music prior to Halloween. But, early recital prep leads to confident and satisfying performances!