One New Thing

If you can leave a day with one new thing you know how to do, that is a good day.

A conference, then, is an embarrassment of riches – new ideas, new friends, new strategies and tricks, every hour of the day.

It leaves attendees exhausted from all they’ve taken in. All the new things they know how to do.

And then comes the hard part: implementing all those new things. Because if you don’t act on the new things, you don’t really know how to do them.

I’m lucky to be around so many remarkable educators sharing their ideas and collecting new ones. It gives me hope for my profession, for the future of music education, and for myself with all the new things I’m going to know how to do.