I have just had an amazing last week teaching at a school out in western NSW. I blog about it a lot. I love going out here. And I’m writing this as I sit on my first night home, pretty tired and worn-out – but on a huge high. I taught for three days, and then was lucky enough to see their talent night – lots of class groups, solo performers, gymnasts, poets, you name it – performing to raise money.
I’m pretty brain-dead, but wanted to write something tonight as I’m packing up all my lesson plans and getting ready for the new week ahead. And when I’m tired, I tend to like lists – so here’s one after my last week.
- The kids at this school are beautiful. And they love music.
- The teachers are an incredible bunch of people. They are some of my favourite people to see and work with. Thank you for all your love and support – and your excellent drumming.
- I like sitting around fire-pits enormously. It’s a great way to spend an evening.
- I laugh a lot at this school.
- Teaching music is a tremendous privilege. I love music so much – and I love that these kids have such a positive start on their musical journey.
- I feel very loved at this school.
- One of my favourite moments was telling a parent how much I loved teaching her son, and how beautiful he is in drumming classes, and watching the range of emotions on her face. It wasn’t what she was expecting to hear, I don’t think. And it was excellent to say it to her. He deserved his praise.
- Being out in ‘big sky country is good for my soul.
I have used the word ‘love’ too much in this post. Sorry about that. I’m tired.