Author Archives: lifeistheteacher

I Lost A Student

I lost a student. He graduated high school, attended his last lesson with me, performed his senior recital, and is now no longer a student of mine. But it’s not as simple as that. Each student that walks through my … Continue reading

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Harmony

As part of Write Alm’s November Prompts, I saw that today’s prompt is: Harmony! My daughter, Harmony, is now almost twenty-nine months old, or close to two and a half years. I’ve already posted about what our daily life looks like … Continue reading

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The Story of Joseph: the Boy Who Ran Away from School

“Where were you on Monday night? You missed ensemble rehearsal,” I asked Joseph* as he walked in for his lesson on Thursday night. “Oh…” he looked flustered. “Um… I had homework. Lots of homework.” I sat down to tune the … Continue reading

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When I Say Goodbye for the Last Time

It always hurts when a guitar student quits. No matter how much I prepare myself, knowing that eventually every single student will move on, there is still a sting when they have their final lesson. Some students are so full … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: 1st Annual Not-Back-to-School Week!

This is our first “official” not-back-to-school year as a home-schooling family! Harmony is two years and two months old, and we have been planning on home-schooling for a long time. Our family is a little out-of-the-ordinary because my husband and … Continue reading

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Changing Education, One Link at a Time

There have been too many interesting articles floating around the web lately for me to just post one at a time, so here are a bunch of them! Unschooling has been getting a lot of interest, lately, so you’ll see … Continue reading

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The Stories of Josh and Sarah: To Quit or Not to Quit

Sarah* has been a student with me since she was seven. Her musicality is incredible, and she has blossomed into a marvelous young musician who loves to sing and write her own songs, as well as play classical guitar. She … Continue reading

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