Everyone has that one teacher they remember. Mine was Miss Abrahms from 3rd grade. She was kind, loving, and she worked dolphins on her summers off from school. So cool! But there was something else, and it’s the thing that most sticks with me today. I felt good about myself when I was in her classroom. She made me feel special.
Now as a teacher myself, my guess is that it wasn’t just me. She most likely had that essential ability to make ALL the kids feel special. As a result, we all walked out of her classroom feeling smarter, happier and empowered.
This is something I look for in every teacher we hire here at the Brooklyn Music Factory. Can they take a classroom of 6 unique personalities, unite them as a group, yet make them all feel special as individuals? Its not an easy task and I’m proud to say that the BMF staff exemplifies this mission every day. BMF teachers are the rare breed of strong musician and passionate teacher. They come to every class with clear goals and prepared ways to challenge each student. They leave every class with a completed band log that notes things that worked, things that didn’t, and ways they can make the class even better next time. As a result, I have confidence that our students are getting the enriching and fun band experience that makes BMF unique and that every student deserves.