Last year I saw a lot of cute posters on the web to welcome students back to school. You might have seen some like this that use a sentence after ever letter in the word Welcome. I didn’t see one for music, so I thought it would be fun to make my own version for music classes.
I remembered how much music meant to me when I was a student. For one hour, all I thought about were the beautiful sounds that were created in that room. (I’m thinking choir here, not my piano playing!) I hope my students in band, choir, and orchestra have the same wonderful experiences I had.
I want my piano students to know they are safe in my studio. There is no pressure to like a certain kind of music, or be embarrassed about anything. I’ve had students tell me they really love Broadway music more than popular music on the radio, but they don’t want to share that with their peers. I want them to feel free to make mistakes, or able to confess they didn’t even open their piano books this week because they were so busy with school projects. Come into the music room and get away from everything. Everything is fine in the music room.
Notice this design matches the polka dot theme I’m using this year. I had fun drawing the little swirly at the bottom. I couldn’t decide if I should leave it in, but then the whole design is so over-the-top!