As I begin my third year of teaching in Portland, I’m ever so grateful for a blossoming studio of fine little and big musicians. Three years ago I was searching to find students, not knowing if anyone would knock on my door. I kept busy giving a full length recital and accompanying students throughout the area. I’m amazed at how connections develop, the non linear patterns of developing a business.People meet each other in all kinds of circumstances. As I threw myself out there over the three years, playing ukelele in farmer’s markets, giving free classes at toy stores and cafes,I continued to believe in what I do and now couldn’t be happier to be in full swing doing what I love. I look forward to many new adventures as I begin to expand my studio to younger students, developing an early childhood pre-school piano program. I’m also going to pursue my national certification for teaching. Lots more to come!