My most inspiring teacher is my flute studio professor, Dr. Large. She has done nothing but push to excellence my entire freshman year of college. Dr. Large is new at this University, and has taken an interest to every student of hers. I take lessons with weekly, and she has pushed me so far and I could not have gotten through my freshman year so good without her. She requires so much out of all of her students but she never pushes us unless she knows we can do it. I have gone so far this year in my playing and in my studies with the help of her. Every week I am to learn a new piece which is a lot to learn in a short amount of time. I know that I will succeed because I have put in the work of learning what I need to learn as a freshman in college. She has inspired me to push through the hard to get to whats good ahead. I have been so inspired to go far and beyond in my other classes as well. She is very supportive of all of us in the flute studio and I will never forget what an amazing teacher she has been to me.
I think the first time I stand in front of a classroom of students I will be nervous but also excited as well. I’m nervous that I will mess up and forget what my lesson is. I think after I get used to it I will do well because I love kids and I love music. I think that everything will turn out and I will be good at teaching because I cant wait to share music to the world and teach them everything I know about music and hope that they grow to love music the way I have.
The one person in my life that musically influenced me would be my elementary, middle school and high school band teacher, Mr. David Brody. He taught me so much, especially how to love music the way I do. My grandmother also helped me through the years with supporting me in everything I do. She has a piano that I would doodle around on and she helped me learn how to play as well. My motivator, as I would call her, is my Mother. She has been someone who’s pushed me to try my best no matter what I’m doing.