It's a good idea for teachers to be actively engaged as learners.
Learning something new keeps me connected, vulnerable, on the edge—
So before the summer ends I choose something brand new to bring into my teaching practice. I want my students to see people produce music, not just consume it. That's a good lesson generally for us Americans.
This year I decided to learn to play the Native American Flute after I heard Stan Goldberg play at a book signing a couple of weeks ago. Stan plays for the dying as part of his hospice volunteer work. I want to play for the kids in kindergarten.
I surfed online, ordered one, and it came in the mail the other day. After a short time, here's how I sound...and I think it's good enough. If you've got 30 seconds, you can listen in here: