Monday, April 28, 2008


Doug's mom asked me to teacher her two classes while she went to Arizona to visit family.  It was fun since I don't have much in my schedule.  But boy let me tell you, college kids are hard to teach : ).  First of all it was beginning piano and I am used to teaching little kids so I have all sorts of easy-to-understand explanations for little kids.  Well you can't use these with college kids! I found it hard to explain things without talking down to them.  Secondly they said nothing! NOTHING!  When I asked them if we played it too fast, or if they need it again, or if there were any questions..............................Yeah you guessed it, a lot of blank faces staring at me and the room so silent you could hear a pin drop.  It was actually kind of amusing to compare it with teaching opinionated and very vocal children (which is what I'm used to).  You would think college kids are comfortable enough with their lives that they can ask questions or at least talk to each other.  Lastly I found ways to fix my own problems in teaching.  Sometimes I go too fast or I confuse rather than clarify.  It really uses more self discipline to teach older ages than younger.  It was a great experience and I really enjoyed it!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Warm Weather on a Saturday!

Oh I just have to get on and tell all of you how nice it was yesterday! Haha it is a little silly that I write about the weather so much but I just have to!  Yesterday it got all the way up to 54 degrees!!!! : ) Well you may laugh but we were having a great time.  We went up to Doug's parents and washed our car.  This was a little hard because their hose was frozen under a big pile of ice that will never melt because its in the shade.  So we were stuck with taking buckets of water in and out of the kitchen.  But we succeeded in making our car all squeaky clean.  Then we came home and cleaned the house with the windows open! It was a beautiful day and today is supposed to get even warmer so we are going for a walk after church! Thanks for reading my weather update for Rexburg : ).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

End of Semester

Oh boy, it has been a while since I have even had time to think!  I have officially 2 days left till the end of the semester so I can relax!  It has been so crazy with only a 12 week semester.  All of the teachers have to try and shove everything in and I have way less time to get all of my piano pieces ready and memorized.  Of course I'm not complaining! I love to start a week or two into September and get done right at the beginning of April : ) all of my other friends start in August and get done in May.  My advice to them is come to BYUI : ).  Anywho, last night I had Juries.  For all that don't know thats when I play for the piano professors here and they give me a grade and decide whether I am progressing enough to continue.  A little nerve racking to say the least.  I think I have mastered the art of being nervous and not letting it affect you.  It actually went very well and I am hoping to get a good grade.  I only have two more tests to take and I am home free (well at least for 5 months).  Then I will have all the time in the world to continue to post my life on here!