This class was really a delight. We tried some new things this year. We delved into the science of acoustics and spent a long time on musical careers and industry. I think the thing I will remember most about this group of students is how much they cared about each other. I didn’t see impenetrable social cliques, everyone seemed pretty cool with everyone else. They supported each other when they got upset or overwhelmed and were very socially conscious. They greeted me every day with a smile (sometimes accompanied by a groan after I told them what we’d be doing for the day) and worked quite hard on their songs, which are really good. Some of their lyrics are wise beyond their years and some of the melodies are so darn catchy you’ll be singing them for days.