Little Things Matter, Teachers Concert & “Love R Cafe Month”
Through the vast sea of Internet social media information that we all are engulfed within our daily lives, we see a great many negative messages that seem to get a good deal of attention paid to, but there are a lot of people who realize and use the Internet to spread positive and good things that matter. We hear of movements such as 26actsofkindness, a page on Facebook that was started to suggest doing one kinds act, no matter how small and post it on the page in tribute to the 26 innocent souls who lost their lives in Newtown.
Little things DO indeed matter. We hear of things during the holidays where someone anonymously paid off families gift lay away items, or someone suddenly pays for the strangers coffee behind them. These acts of kindness and thoughtfulness are ripples in the pond that go on and on and pass on kindness far beyond the originators action.
All of us at David’s Music House are here for a much larger purpose than making a small business succeed, giving some lessons, recording sessions and seeing how much money we can make. I did not decide on the unique concept of David’s Music House merely to start a small business. If I wanted to do that, I would have most likely built a recording studio, which is what I love doing. No, David’s Music House has a much BIGGER purpose. C. J. Young, our percussion, guitar and keyboard Music Mentor said it perfectly during our December student concert when he said the words, “changing children’s lives”! That is indeed why David’s Music House was created. Our prime directive that we repeat over and over at DMH is “the lesson room is only the first step”. No music teacher joins our DMH Special team of Music Mentors until they can prove that they have an open mind and can accept this principal that the entire space of David’s Music House is for teaching and mentoring. A teacher must be able to accept and passionately illustrate that they will do more than give a music lesson inside a lesson room.
I have said repeatedly to every teacher at DMH, I will not tell you how to teach, but I WILL tell you how to mentor and devote music development the DMH Way! As a parent or a student, when you join our DMH Family and pay your hard earned money for a service from anyone at David’s Music House, you can be assured that each of us will do EVERYTHING WE CAN to teach, develop, encourage creativity and exploration and inspire you to go as far as you can or want to in music! Often, our Music Mentors will collaborate with other teachers if they feel a student will benefit from mentoring of another teacher. If we notice a lack of practice or interest, we will FIND A WAY to motivate and reactivate that passion in a student.
We highly encourage students and parents to talk to your teacher or any of us if you see any lack or dwindling of interest of their learning or practicing. Please let me or any of us know if you have concerns or questions about anything. We would rather you talk to us and give us feedback so we can do something to help reignite the interest that a student started out with. We are here to insure that beginning interest and yearning for music doesn’t get lost. We love music passionately and realize the special gift music gives to every human.
As the creator of the idea and reason for David’s Music House, I firstly, encourage all of you to give us your feedback, talk to your teacher about any issue or question. I strongly encourage you to come to an occasional concert or Unplugged Night even if only to expose your student to others who play music but also to set an example to your child to appreciate and learn about music by listening to other LIVE performances.
I leave you with one extra plea for expressing your appreciation for the VALUE of David’s Music House of being THE ONLY place of music learning where you feel welcome, comfortable in our soft comfortable couches and chairs, where you can get to easily for its central location, ample plaza free parking, immaculately clean rest rooms, free WiFi, games to play and that is to make your visit more pleasant by purchasing a warm delicious cup of coffee, tea, capacinos, latte or other beverage and some snacks or pasties. I’m sure many of you enjoy going to a local Starbucks or Panera Bread for a great cup of coffee or tea. Help support what we are doing by celebrating February during our “Love R Cafe Month!”
When I say “Little things Matter”, if every parent of the many students who come to David’s Music House would purchase one item or spend $1 dollar at our wonderful cafe, it would make such a huge difference in helping us insure that David’s Music House survives these difficult economic times and continues our mission of “Changing Children’s Lives Through Music”.
Thank each of you for your kind and helpful support of David’s Music House. You each give me the reason and strength to do all that I can to keep this dream alive!
Love to you all!