I was very touched by this lovely note from former student Leslie Regenol.
I was thinking about Renee and you this morning. Could you please
tell Renee that I think of her often, because of the difference that
she made in my life, and the lives of many students that I teach now.
I was going through a bad time, when I saw Renee for a few lessons.
Just a few lessons, but they made a huge difference in my musical
I was working on songwriting at the time, with a background in
music composition. (I have a degree in that.)
A small town in Missouri, (I still live in Ar..right on the edge!)
had a sudden opening for their music teacher...(for the entire school.)
and they hired me.
This is my third year and I because certified (I wasn't certified) in
instrumental music k-12 (what I studied in college) And
vocal music k-12 (RENEE).
I have wonderful students (about 150) that I never would have
had the confidence to teach (vocally especially) if it hadn't been
for Renee.. I think about what I learned from Renee in a very short
period of time, and realize that it was extremely important in helping
me with a teaching style now.
I haven't given up writing, just focusing on this for a while.
While I work every week-day now I still have hopes of having another
lesson with Renee eventually when there is time. We are off
to a busy start here, but hopefully when there is a break, I will
call you all!!
I hope that you and Renee are doing well, and consider you both
friends. Please relay this message to Renee, and tell her that I think
of her in friendship and with greatest appreciation.
Renee's musical influence apparently extends very far...and it is
definately extending here, where I am. I encourage my students
to dream and think big when it comes to music!
I wanted to tell you what I was thinking about this morning and
hope that you two are just doing great.
with fondness and appreciation,