I had an early 9 am gig at a Montessori school in northern NJ so I left around 6:30, hit the usual traffic in central Jersey but made it to the school by 8:30 as the parking lot was congested with parents dropping off children. I set up a small sound system in the gym for the estimated 90 kids. I was glad I did because I needed the vocal support in such a noisy venue and with my gravelly voice from the previous day.
The kids were enthusiastic as expected, intelligent but somewhat “entitled” – meaning difficult to quiet down after an active session. Not quite the discipline that I’m used to, but understandable with the Montessori system.
This was the first time this school had tried something like this and they were quite pleased with my work. I broke a sweat.
Off to CT.