John Lennon sings …
“I read the news today oh, boy
About a lucky man who made the grade”
I start this blog today as a very lucky man. One who has been fortunate enough to have found a line of work that makes me truly feel as though I have “made the grade”. Every morning I arise and am eager to teach middle schoolers. There’s a sentence that is certainly not spelled out very often, but none the less, it is true.
I have been teaching middle school music for ten years in a public school in Salina, KS. My journey has taken me places that I would have never dreamed! I have met people who I would have never dreamed of meeting! But most importantly, I have played a part in helping to develop thousands of students who have been through my classroom doors simply by sharing my love of music.
As this January begins, I would like to take you through a semester of my guitar classes. I hope to share our successes and failures; Our triumphs and struggles. And in the process, share ways of teaching what I feel is the most incredible tool for tapping into a teenager’s creativity – the guitar.