As we head into another school year, I wanted to start my own school year off with a little summary of my teaching experiences over the summer. For the past five years, I have been working with various camps during the summer. Over the past three years, I've been working with academic camps (sometimes affectionately known as "nerd camps"). This year I worked at Princeton University, and had one of the most extraordinary summers! It is amazing as to how many intelligent, committed young people there are in today's world. We get so hung up on Generation X, Y, and Z being lazy, unmotivated, and heading in the wrong direction... but these students prove those assumptions and stereotypes dead wrong!
During the second part of my summer, I enjoyed my fifth year working for the New York Foundling's summer camp called "Camp Felix." Camp Felix caters to children of the New York Foundling, who are often involved in foster care and preventative services. There are many people involved with Camp Felix, but none more famous than Darryl McDaniels, otherwise known as the famous original hip hop artist DMC from Run DMC. I worked with the camp as a counselor, as well as Camp Felix's first official guitar instructor, thanks in part to a donation of 4 guitars that we received from the Traveling Guitar Foundation! (Look them up, I'm not sure if posting websites is allowed on these blogs.)
Overall, it was a great summer and now I'm ready to get back into the swing of things with the regular school year. If you'd like me to be your tutor, shoot me an email and make sure to check out my profile! I'd love to start teaching guitar or any subject really, just let me know what you need!