Can You Teach Joy?

I am a part time piano and voice teacher, and fall lessons begin today.  Little people, small individuals made by God will move in and out of my home, learning notes and rhythms and hand positions and breathing exercises.  But will they learn to love the gift of music, will they catch the joy that is in it by my words, by my smiles, by the encouragement that they really can do it?  Because that is my greatest desire…not that they come out of here as musical prodigies, with perfection oozing from their musical pores.  I want them to have joy when they play and sing; I hope that they feel closer to the God who loves them when they sit at the piano or sing in their room.  And only then will I be a good music teacher.  Slainte, Lisa

“Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth…come before him with joyful songs.” – Psalm 100:1-2