It’s a strange experience, going from student to teacher. I wonder if all teachers feel like they still have a lot to learn before they’re “ready” to take on pupils of their own. I don’t know if I’ll ever be 100% comfortable in this role, but I’m getting used to it pretty quickly.
This past summer I received an email from Paula Zeitlin, Berklee violin alumna and jazz strings instructor at The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston. She was stepping down from her position at the school, and looking for a replacement. Someone passed her my name, and that’s how I heard about this beautiful college prep school in the suburbs. I was thrilled by the prospect of having my very own students – not only string students, but also string students who wanted to study jazz exclusively! What a gift!