“I can use this unique situation to help me in future careers. Say I was leading a business meeting–I could use different hand signals to get my message across. Repetition is the mother of learning! That made a difference in my school work and play. Now, I'm starting to apply that in all activities.” Original Letter
"He is a very enthusiastic conductor who wants you to hold nothing back. This conductor wants you to move around and play from your heart.
He also tells you that 'you make the music. I just stand around and conduct!' I especially enjoyed when he makes up stories to go with the music or makes you dance." Original Letter
“He came off with an encouraging attitude and demanded nothing but the best throughout the whole rehearsal. It didn't have to be perfect, but he wanted to see that you were giving it more than 100%.”
“I liked how you made a movie about the mouse in the tutu and the king and queen walking down the aisle. With the mental picture in my head I can play the dynamics better.
I think that the one most important thing I learned was that you can use creative ways to learn these instead of just going over and over the music, you can have fun and learn it as well."
He changed the way I look at a sheet of music. Before, I looked at how hard it is. But now I look at it and think how great it will sound when I'm done." Original letter