Update to this post below: (I’m back!)
Maybe I had better let you in on a fun teaching trip I am taking in a couple of weeks.
I am going to teach flute in AFRICA!
I am going to teach flute in AFRICA. Oh, you can bet I am excited!
I really had no idea it took so much to prepare for a humanitarian teaching mission like this. I am thrilled and cannot believe the wonderful opportunity I am going to be allowed.
But, despite my excitement I am really nervous about taking my instruments to this land. I’ll be traveling across the world to Ethiopia and making my way down to visit some wonderful people who I hope will welcome my son and I on our adventure.
We will not only be performing many times musically, but we get to teach at the University, High Schools, and several Elementary schools as well. The schools are not like the ones I know here in America. We will hold class in mud huts, under trees, and in cement buildings as well.
I will be traveling with my flute and guitar…
Are you a nervous traveler with your flute?
I will be traveling with my flute and guitar, and I hope to share knowledge I gain along my way with you, my online musical friends.
Watch for videos, pictures and posts about my adventure, … and wish me luck!
I went to Africa already!!! It was very, very interesting.
The people there live so differently than I do here in the U.S.
Here is a picture of me at a school I donated supplies to – they were so sweet!
I learned what bananas look like when they are growing (we don’t have anything like this in Utah!)
Loved watching the children tend to their animals in the remote villages…
Introduced “balloons” to a whole village of children… so much fun for them!
I ate “Enjera” for basically every meal. – SPICY HOT but so good!
And met the most beautiful girls on the planet. 🙂
All-in-all it was an amazing trip.
I will never forget the beautiful people of Ethiopia.
Their music was really, really great.
AND, they loved my hair. haha 🙂
I’ll have to make a video of some of the traditional playing I was able to see while there.