As I've been going through my Kindermusik training these past few months, I've often stopped to think about my journey that has lead me here. Was it the love of my child and the joy that I find when I sing and play with her? Is it my love of teaching music to young children? Is it my driven nature to start my own business and be my own boss? Or was it the desire to spend more time at home with my child being a mother? If I am really honest with myself it's all of these. Being a mom has changed my entire life.
I have always loved music since I was a young child and I found my soul when I would sing and play in a community with others. In those moments it was never about technique or perfection, but about the joy that we found when we were together. Teaching music to young children was a natural progression where we didn't focus as much on the product, but the journey. As I go to work each day teaching Elementary Music I think of the joy that I still find working with my students helping them create music together and to learn what it really means to be community.
But now as a mom myself, I find that I am striving to create a new kind of musical community. The kind of community that starts in my heart and in my home with the ones that I cherish the most. The recipe for this community started with music, but has now blossomed into so much more. Our home now overflows with love. There is a sense of wonder, exploration and learning. We spend more time in the moment being present and engaged with each other and there is an overwhelming feeling of joy.
So, I ask myself again what brought me to Kindermusik? It was all these things. I have learned and discovered so much about myself through the journey of motherhood and now hope to join with others as we journey together. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a teacher, and a musician. I am strong, successful, compassionate, nurturing, determined, and driven. Kindermusik was the recipe that I needed to bring that joy into my home. Kindermusik makes great parenting easy!!
Maybe you have the same hopes for your family, children, or grandchildren. Maybe you search for a quality music education for your child. Maybe you look for an opportunity to bond and grow with your child or grandchild. Or maybe you just seek a community of children and adults that encourage, support and nurture one another. I would love to be apart of your journey as we make music, wonder, explore, learn, engage and grow happy, healthy children together.
Ms. Leah grew up in Asheville, NC and was exposed to music at an early age. She played violin and then grew to enjoy participating in high school and church choral and drama programs.