19. July 2006 · Comments Off on Having This Space · Categories: imported, Ramble

I can’t quite get over having this room for teaching! Sarah had asked if my students are practicing more. Hmmm. I can’t, of course, really say for sure … but I can certainly say they are sounding pretty darn good! I can also say that it’s much less stressful to have no family members going back and forth while I’m trying to pay attention to teaching. In addition, we don’t have an interfering answering machine right around the corner … it used to click on and we’d have to try to play while someone was leaving a message. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, I could have turned the sound down somehow … I just never figured out how to do it. I’m slow.) While I do have a phone in here, I have it set to no ring, so I ignore it when I’m teaching. (If it’s an emergency I assume I’ll get a call on my cell; I will answer that.)

And I think I’m a better teacher in this new room. It’s sort of like getting a new reed, I guess—whether anyone else notices (often they don’t) I just feel better about it!

Meanwhile … well … um … GO GIANTS!!

Something about music and baseball—I just feel there’s some sort of similarity I connect to. Could it be the salary? I’m guessing so. 😉

Anyone else have any ideas? Do share!

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