While I was still teaching general music in the public schools, I received a T-shirt in lieu of flowers after a third-grade music performance. It was one of my favorite “teacher” gifts ever! The shirt said, “I am a Music Teacher. What’s Your Superpower?” I thought, “I have a superpower? Of course, I have a superpower!” Having to leave videos for substitute teachers was enough of a reminder to me that what I was doing was special and very, very few people could step in and do my job!
If you are reading this, you, too, have been endowed with superpowers! You are a music teacher. You can do something special that not many people are able to do! You are giving your students a true gift when you sit down at the piano with them each week. In addition, don’t forget that DVMTA is here to support you and intensify those superpowers by offering free professional growth opportunities for you at our general meetings and fun, inexpensive experiences for your students! (See articles below) As you continue to navigate through this year and encounter problems in your studio caused by all of the various things that are competing for your students’ time and attention, just remember how special and important you are and put those superpowers to work! You are a music superhero!
Carolyn Rooder, DVMTA President
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