Dear Lilith Fair,
Like many musicians I try to balance the work I do as a musician with the work I do to pay the rent. Currently I am a Teaching Artist in the New York City Public Schools. As well as teaching drama, dance, and creative writing, I also get to teach music and songwriting. The past two days I have been playing chord patterns on the guitar as students write down what the music makes them feel like. When I played a particular chord pattern (picking a pattern of F and Dsus) I had one student tell me the music REMINDED HIM OF BEING BORN, and today I had a student who began to tear up as I played. He said the music just made him feel emotional. These experiences help remind me why I’m glad this is the work I do.