The kids have been working already--for the first time in 20 years we played instruments on the very first day. I think this was one of my better ideas--they were so excited!! I am hopeful that we can continue that excitement as the year goes on. Learning about music--how to create it, how to analyze it, how to perform it--is very important. However, nothing is more important than coming to love it, whatever role it may play in your life. Whether you play an instrument or just the radio, music plays some part in everyone's lives. I hope to help our kids find the joy that only music can bring to life...while learning along the way!