It's been way too long since I have found time to write. Tornadoes, historic floods, recitals, teaching, family weddings, travels and work have demanded my time. Despite my absence in the blogosphere, I have been a very busy pianist and look forward to sharing my thoughts with you once again.
Currently I am in the process of making a decision about my summer schedule. I can definitely use the extra income associated with private lessons, but the summer is an intense time for the other areas of my life as well. I am contemplating giving my students a "holiday" and returning to a regular teaching schedule in the fall. I know it's not the ideal situation for their musical development, but I also know that I am a better teacher when I am rested and excited to see them on a weekly basis. What are your personal experiences? I'd welcome your input.