I love experiencing those magic moments with a choir where everyone is engaged, listening, and contributing 100% of their skill and heart to a performance. Things just click, and we experience one of those unforgettable moments that make life more beautiful, peaceful, and just better. Sometimes this happens in rehearsal, and sometimes it happens in a concert. I live for moments like that.
Discipline. Achievement in any area of life takes focus, hard work, and consistent practice and study. The pay-off is tremendous.
When I see the light burning in a student's heart and eyes, and they participate in a class or an ensemble for the best reasons--to learn, to contribute, and to progress because of their passion for the subject. They forget about grades and they work hard because they love to learn. Work becomes play.