The Kalinda Jade Studios concert is one of the most important events on our calendar. It gives everyone the opportunity to come together and explore one another’s talents and celebrate the amazing effect that music has on our mind and soul.
When I began my pursuits, as a young teacher, I was not quite prepared for the actual effect and responsibility that was being entrusted in me. I knew that I was responsible for teaching music and was quite prepared and passionate about the task however, I have realised that in most circumstances my role in a students life is far much more then an exchange of music knowledge.
As teachers, we love, nurture, shape, guide, find potential, develop skill and ability, laugh, cry, resist the urge to explode in frustration and provide a compass for our students to forge their own path. We are responsible for empowering our students with life skills, self esteem and extending an appreciation for their art form. At times we are a shoulder to cry on, at others we share in each others triumphs.
There is no higher honour then being a part of students artistic journey. Whether they are an artist once a week at the karaoke bar or everyday as a professional musician, everyone at this studio has made a choice to be an artist for at least a moment. The concert is a time to celebrate one another’s choice to be an artist.