It's getting to be that time of year again... back to school we go. One thing I do to prepare for the start of school, aside from setting up lesson plans, concert planning, and creating the physical music classroom; is to listen to lots of music. Music is after all the reason for my teaching. It motivates, inspires and recharges my teaching. A few weeks back I began listening to a new musical called Dear Evan Hansen and I have listened everyday since. Hoping to share a few songs from this show with my students this year. They are beautiful , powerful works. Cannot wait to get started.