15 down, 350 more to go!

What a great first two weeks at Timeless Harmony Studio!

I am thankful for my throw blanket and moccasin slippers these days! Boy, has my electric coffee warmer come in handy lately!

Before moving on to 2017, let us review year 2016 first.

What a wonderful recital we had this past Christmas. I can’t say how proud I am of each student. And the decor was by far the most beautiful I had ever seen. My friend, Gabrielle, did so much of the behind the scenes work. She and her mom own an event stylist company called Market 31. You can see some of their work here. I know it’s about the kids, but just look at these pictures!

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I tried something a little different at the recital called the “Recital Compliment Exchange.” I got the idea from here.

It’s amazing what can be done with 3×5 cards. I basically had each student write three compliments for three different student’s performances. I wanted them to be conscious of others and encourage one another in their music learning. Some didn’t know exactly what to put (don’t you just love the misspellings?) but I really think the majority loved it and really enjoyed reading their compliments afterwards. I cut them into pieces and pasted them to a piece of paper and gave it to them at their first lesson of the year.

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Pictures of the recital are on Facebook here. And the video recording of the night is here.

As for what is coming up this year, I can definitely say I have a few things up my sleeve! Students have already begun lessons and we are working on individual goals for each to improve this year. It has been a great start so far.

I would have to say this is one of my favorite times of year. The holidays are over so things have slowed down, the house is cozy, and we seem to appreciate life just a little bit more than usual. The New Year always brings memories and new beginnings. It’s refreshing. And nice to look back on the previous year and say a prayer of thanks to God for all He has done.

The New Year brings the goal-setting mind set which I love because I am quite a planner and organizational guru. It’s fun to me to curl up in my reading chair and write my “goals” for the year in my journal. My husband laughs at me. Ok, it may be a little strange.

One of the goals I would love to accomplish this year, and I hesitate to type this out, but would be to “write” a few of my own arrangements. I have the equipment, I just need the software program and I’m set. I have taken classes on this, and dreamed of it for years but the dream has never taken shape yet. This is year! I hope…..

No, really. I am making myself do it. Once I get a tax return….haha!

Anyway, I have many more things to post about but I have to pace myself. Another one of my goals would be to keep the blog updated! Seriously, I am planning on making a schedule and sticking to it!

That’s all for now! I will write shortly. Happy January everyone!

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