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Prepare Today. Lead Tomorrow

Whether they know it or not, students stay with the teacher after they leave the studio.

Their successes warm our hearts, and their struggles keep us concerned all week.

To the beloved student who came in today, disheartened about studying the violin, about handling the pressure that seems to be coming at you from all angles, about how remote your student experience feels from the ideal life you envision: I hear you.

Not long after your lesson, I stepped outside the building, sad, having too many emotions and thoughts fighting in my head and heart. I was not sure how good a job I had done connecting with you, figuring out ways to convey hope and courage to you.

A few feet out of the building, I looked up and saw this, posted everywhere around the campus: