Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Making way for the new


I've been trying to figure out how to write this post for about 4 weeks now. "This post" being my last post to "we are kindermusik" as its official owner. 

February 1 was my last day at Kindermusik. In recent months it's become clear that it was time to move on. The goal, the hope moving forward, is to start my own online media company and pursue the whimsical notions that you instill into a child's heart and mind every day: music. 

However, Careyanne Deyo will pick up where I left off. And if you don't know Careyanne, you will, and you'll come to love her. 

I could talk about her as a colleague, but that wouldn't describe her. You have to describe Caryeanne as a friend. She's the one who always shows up when she says she will. Speaks in a soft, but audible voice, that relaxes the everyday gnashing noises of the world and makes you grateful for the quiet. Her creativity is persistent, and her heart and mind work together for the Kindermusik Educator. She's also a great supporter of the arts, having recently relocated to New York City so that her very talented husband, Tony Deyo, can be closer to the craft and career he loves as comic writer and performer. 

In the coming days, I'll post more information about where you can find the new and improved Kindermusik blog. 

Whether or not it can be dismantled and played like a symphony orchestra .... well. Maybe.

Thank you all for your support, your interest, and what you do every day for Kindermusik, music and education, families and their children. Kindermusik taught me to love music again, and I wouldn't be where I'm going now, if I hadn't experienced it.

Music is happiness.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Molly
We wish you MUCH SUCCESS in your new venture. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. It's been part of my morning routine with my email check. You have inspired me in so many ways as an educator and as a musician. Thank you for the gift you have been to our Kindermusik family. You will be MISSED!!
Terri from IL

Jan Schluter said...

Dear Molly,
I am so happy and excited for you, but so sad and bummed out for all of us associated with Kindermusik. Simply put, you have been one of the most inspiring, intriguing, funny, and sensitive people that I have learned to know at Kindermusik over the past 8 years. Please don't forget us, and let us know where you'll be and your new blog address. Thank you so much for baring your soul and sharing your passion for music with all of us.
Sincerely, Jan Schluter in New Orleans (p.s. I'll be your contact in New Orleans if you ever want to come play music down here - or come to jazz fest!!! You can stay with me.)

Aimee Carter said...

Well golly Molly! I just don't know what to say. It has been a treat to work with you and read your blog. I wish you much success. Know that you will be sorely missed!

Lori Burkhardt said...

Here's to you, Molly! Good luck! It has been fun 'reading' you from time to time.
Lori Burkhardt

masterworks said...

Well, just because you won't be on this blog doesn't mean I can't find you elsewhere. Google is a marvelous thing, ya know! ;-D

Seriously, hearts that beat with a passion for music *and* for children recognize one another, and I think that's why I've enjoyed knowing you through Kindermusik, Molly.

May all your days continue to be Kindermusik-type days, filled with love and laughter *and* music!

Terri Lenzo said...

Molly-thank you for your inspiration and all of the hard work you have done for us and the little ones.

All the best-
Terri Lenzo

Maria Schatz said...

Molly,

Thanks so much for introducing me to the world of blogging. I have enjoyed it and I have also enjoyed reading your blog as well. I wish you much success and happiness in your new chapter ahead. Please keep in contact and know that you will always be a part of the Kindermusik family no matter where your journey takes you...always sing your way home!

~Maria Schatz
Franklin, TN

Maria Schatz said...

Molly,

One more thing - please let me know when you are anywhere near Nashville! And when in town, if you need a sound engineer...my hubby rocks at the sound board & live venues(for a living!) And you are welcome to stay with us too.
~Maria Schatz

mollie said...

wishing you the best, molly! i hope you keep blogging cuz i like to read your blogging words.

:)

Carolyn said...

Hi, Molly!

Not sure if this will still reach you, but wanted to pass on my sincere best wishes for the road ahead. So bummed that I didn't get the chance to meet you when you were in (or close to) Vancouver.

All the best - I'll miss you here!

Carolyn.