Last Saturday I attended a concert of the University of Washington freshman flute class. There were four students and three had been my students. How fun (and odd!) it was to see them on stage playing so beautifully- and I had nothing to do with it. But then maybe I did. Their teacher, Donna Shin was a former student of mine. So in reality, I was watching two generations of my students perform. Donna had a baby this summer. As I was holding baby Noah I wondered, maybe I will get to be his teacher too! I’ve taught two “grandchildren” before-children of former students. Even if you don’t have a direct lineage from student to student we music teachers still create a legacy for generations to come. We teach our students who fall in love with music and want to share it with their children who share it with their children who share it..


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