This week is when the Northern hemisphere’s Summer begins (June 21).
Of course, some schools in the USA have already been on their long break for a few weeks, whereas others are preparing for their couple of months off.
Not like the modern “real world” at all, is it?
Kids used to take off school for the Summer to help on the farms and pull in the harvest. Not sure the majority of kids are still doing that these days, but I know a handful who do, actually. I recently heard on the news that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* revealed the number of teenagers working Summer jobs has gone from 72% in 1978 to 43% in 2016.
Anyway, when I was teaching in the UK I really didn’t like the Summer vacations, myself.
With all that sudden spare time I would dream up wonderful schemes and plans to earn a fortune as a performer so I could drop most of my teaching, and would commit to spending my hard-earned cash on things that never panned out.
Everyday I am truly grateful I don’t live like that anymore!
What are your plans this Summer?
How will you spend this Summer making the world a better place through live classical music?
(Whether or not you are a performer!)