Realizing Dreams and Changing the World

"If I could reach the stars

I'd pull one down for you

Shine it on my heart

So you could see the truth

That this love I have inside

Is everything it seems

But for now I find

It's only in my dreams

That I can Change the world"

- Eric Clapton

My heart is beating a mile and a minute and the butterflies in my stomach are taking over this week. It's one of those moments you can't imagine ever coming to... until it happens. Over the last five years I have been focused on project design and music education in my studio. This month it all came together into a position I have been interviewing for since April with a team that I greatly admire. I am now the new Program Manager of School Partnerships at Changing Worlds in Pilsen! This is huge, not only for the incredible work they do, but because by merging with Foundations of Music (Remember my post about Emmett Till Elementary?) they are on boarding the music programs I will manage AND they have a beautifully diverse staff. For those of you close to me, you know how important a diverse work culture is to me, especially now.

This position literally takes all of my music and business tools and places them comfortably in a glitter-lined toolbox. This is my new home people! As far as my music studio, not to worry. I have already spoken to all of my students and reorganized my studio into its new schedule. New enrollment will close Sept.1st per usual as we transition into the fall season. The best part is the time I now have for more jam sessions. In the last two weeks, I have played both the bagpipes and the French horn!