As the exciting and heartwarming memories of the holidays linger in our homes, I would like to thank each new and returning music student for their lesson dedication. As you perform the music you practiced over the Christmas season, there is a new sense of purpose and direction in your style. It is exciting to see improvement each week and know that you love to learn. I want to help each new piece become easy for you by the end of the lesson, so your focus can remain on improvements throughout the week. As you lay a good foundation in note reading, timing, and lyric study, the interpretation, color, and expressiveness of style begins to glow. Each practice day has led to improved musicianship, and there are remarkable jumps of skill on a weekly basis. I am excited to be a part of your musical journey and look forward to working with you in 2016.