By Rachel Parker
Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of our favorite times of the
year — a time when we come together with friends and family to take a break
from the stresses of daily life and focus on what we're grateful for.
As a team, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our Prelude families.
Thank you for giving
us the opportunity to share the gift of music and to watch your children grow
Thank you for
being a part of our community and for sharing the journey that has made Prelude
what it is today.
And thank you for
the singing, the dancing, the playing, the belly laughs, the silly moments, the
learning, and the heartfelt connections that allow us to look forward to every
single day with you.
With that, we're going to "pass the mic" to our
marvelous teachers as they share what they are personally thankful for during
this wonderful season of gratitude:
Sage Holli Bara: "I
am thankful for life and for all the wondrous ways that we can share, feel and
connect through love."
am thankful for the most enjoyable, peaceful, pleasant work atmosphere I have
ever had. I am surrounded by loving, caring people all day, and they truly make
the day brighter. I am also thankful for my sweet husband and the new season of
life we are embarking on together. The creating of our life together gives me
so much joy, and I am reminded daily of how truly blessed I am."
Jonathan Godfrey: "I
am grateful for the gift that music is in my life, and the peace, joy and love
it brings to all."
"I am thankful for my wonderful husband and daughter — for my amazing
family and for the wonderful opportunity I have been given to teach
"I am thankful for so many things, but most importantly: for my family,
who keeps me grounded and in the moment; for my work (which doesn't feel like
work) and allows me to shoot for the stars, and for all of the love, happiness
and blessing which flows from them and all that surrounds me."
Emily Lopater Smith:
"I'm thankful for the family I grew up in and for the family my husband
and I have created together. I'm thankful for all that's good in my life and
for the opportunities to learn from the not-so-good. I'm also thankful that
music and laughter are part of each day!"
Kapila Love: "I
am grateful for music. I am grateful for singing. I am grateful for my singing
life and yours."
"My deepest gratitude is for family, friends, faith, nature, music, and
joy-filled work with Music Together®® at Prelude and its outreach."
"I am thankful for my close-knit family, including my husband, Greg, my
two young children, Lucy and Jimmy, my mom, my father-in-law, and my
sister-in-law. I am thankful for the love of my extended family and for the support
and fun of my dear friends. I am thankful for the opportunity to sing and dance
at Prelude with so many endearing children and wonderful families."
"I am grateful for life. I am eternally grateful for my family, for the
gift of motherhood, and for the opportunity to make music with children,
parents, grandparents and all kinds of grownups! I'm grateful for the best job
ever!! I give innumerable thanks for my team, and for Music Together."
Your turn! Please
leave a comment and let us know what you're thankful for — we'd love to hear
(Quick note: There
will be no classes during the week of Thanksgiving (November 24-28), and
registration for the Winter session, which begins January 5, is now open.)
Music is a universal language. It transcends boundaries and reaches beyond culture to touch the depths of our souls, express our common emotions, and inspire us all. Now serving 2,500 communities in over 40 countries, Music Together connects families and communities across the globe as they express and explore our basic human instinct for making music.
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