A new flute student dances at the door waiting in excitement for her first lessons. A Facebook post reminds me of a former student who almost quit but now loves music and now plays piano, guitar, and trombone. Choir students wave excitedly after a summer break. Fall lessons are soon to begin and these instances remind me that music is about the journey, not the destination. Seeing the joy and excitement that each student finds in music reminds me that I am in the right place enriching the life of students with the gift of music.