I started out the day at the Hasbrouck communtiy center for my weekly class, ran home, ate a cold piece of pizza on my way out the door, wrapped up the kids, loaded the drum-set with Leon, then back out the door to the Sustainable Tompkin's Earthday event at Steamboat landing.
We had such a great time making music with everyone. We were so happy to see so many familiar faces in the crowd and to perform some of our favorite songs with a full band!! What a great time we had! Thank you Laura Wolfe, Jason Dengler, and of course, to my fabulous husband, Leon for making the songs all come to life, and in return watching the audience come to life! What a magical thing.
Then back into the car, we're on our way to a huge birthday party for five different kids who are all turning three (one of which is my Lydia Rose). We had yet another kid music party, instruments, rhythm sticks, parachute, puppetts, skipping, singing, dancing, banging, bouncing, clapping, running, the list goes on!
Wow! what a day.
Today I heard so many parents recount their musical experiences that they have with their children at home. Everyone I talked to told me a story about how their kids interact with our recorded music at home. One little boy runs over to get his shoes when he hears the "if you're wearing blue" song. Another girl from my morning class has been singing our hip hop song to her little brother, "don't just take it away, don't just take it away, I say"
I am thoroughly exhausted and can't wait to crawl into my warm bed, but I couldn't let the day go by without announcing my gratitude to each of you who have let me into your lives as the first music teacher of your child's precious life.
My heart is warmed to think of all the memories that people will have when they think of Miss Angie or hear a Music&Motion song that they learned in class on the radio.
I am lifted by my experiences in class and on stage and am so glad to be here on this earth offering the space for musical exploration.
The journey has just begun, and I am so happy to be at the beginning of it with all of you.
Thank you to each and every one of you for taking the leap with me and following me an inch, a foot, several feet out of your comfort level, picking up a tamborine and banging it like nobody is watching.
This is what life should be like, don't you agree?