Today was an interesting day. In the morning I walked to the hotel across the street to meet up with my cousins. Well I met one cause the other one was still sleeping. It was nice to hang for awhile and talk about all the things they did during their stay. I’m happy they enjoyed it.
In the afternoon I went back to pick up Patrice for the Masterclass she was going to give at Berklee. Around that same time my cousins were leaving so it was nice to see them again........and yes the other one was awake now...lol. While waiting outside a butterfly was trying to get our attention. (we know..;o))
It was a nice encounter cause Patrice got to meet them too.
The weather here has been pretty damn nice. It was 21°C today, so no reason to complain at all.
The gathering was held in the library of the Berklee campus and meant for the faculty members.
It was interesting to see how the information given was received. Patrice highlighted a lot of important aspects of teaching and guiding students. It’s so important as a teacher to know what the endgame is. You need to keep in mind what the goal is and how are you going to get there.
A reoccurring factor is sense of community. If you study music it’s important not only for the students, but also for the teachers to form a community, to help eachother and share knowledge. It’s one of the key things to make a music education program a success.
Tomorrow morning Patrice will start her Keynote: “Identify your why”. It’s about the importance of effective action by linking your passion with a practical approach towards your career.
It’ll be an interesting session for sure.
It’s been a pretty long day and I met a lot of new people. It’s also good to see the familiar faces again, like Maria, Victor, Max and all of the other Berklee family members. They’ve always welcomed me with open arms, so it’s really nice to be back.
More stories will be posted tomorrow! For now I say to all of you: Hasta mañana guapos! Buena Nit!