Two days ago,I held a recital for my piano students at a local church.When the recital finished,I received bouquets from two of my students.I was more than surprised.I have been teaching the piano for three years,but this is the first time I received flowers from my students.I'm not sure what to think about it. I suppose I have always tried very hard to help their piano studies, but at the meantime I have also known teaching the piano is not something I want to do for life. I wonder if these children knew their teacher had been thinking about leaving them to pursue an artistic career when they handed her the flowers?
I have been told by many people that I have just the right personality traits to be a teacher,but for some reason teaching has always been the last thing I wanted to do in my life. I have been doing the last thing I wanted to do in my life for three years. I cannot say I did not learn immensely through my teaching experience, but as time goes by my yearning to be a full-time artist only grows stronger.