You inspired me back in 2003 and I carry your love for music with me today. Thank you for showing me the way. I am now a music teacher myself!
Thank you for creating a safe, creative space for me where I could be myself starting in 5th grade. I will always remember the times we shared playing the saxophone together. You developed such a genuine love of music within me, and it’s the reason I chose a career path in music. You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and I will always be grateful to you!
Thank you for letting me sing out loud in 4th period, it was the best part of the day and I will never forget how you taught me to find my voice.
I know I drove you crazy with those drums in 7th grade, but it was your class that kept me coming to school. I am forever grateful.
Your energy and enthusiasm is inspiring! I know your students feed off of your spark so thank you for always giving the best of yourself towards this endeavor.
Your encouragement led to a career in music for me and my sister. First, as performers traveling the world as singers in a band and now by helping to transform students' lives through Music Will.
- Maddy and Nancy
Though you taught me way back in third grade, I continue to learn lessons from you each year as I better understand the things you said or stood for. Thank you for treating us not like babies, and not like adults, but like children who deserved the respect of being spoken to like we mattered. I hope you are resting in peace, and still making others smile wherever you are.
You go above and beyond for your students, even going as far as traveling across the country to continue to grow your pedagogical knowledge. Thank you for enriching not only your students’ lives, but all of ours as well.
You have had a greater impact on my life than any other teacher. Not only did you teach me music theory, but your approach to music, education, and growth, has inspired me to become a music teacher, a songwriter, and a lifelong advocate for music education. Thank you.
Thank you for everything that you do. You go above and beyond for your students, and you are an inspiration to them, and to the rest of the music education field.
Your ability to nurture collaboration, compassion, musicality and community is a constant inspiration to all of us. Thank you!
You are the teacher I wish I had in high school. Thank you for your energy and passion, and for believing in your students.