"How old is he?" you ask.
Well, he's so old that when Chad was born the one dollar bill still showed
Washington's picture from before he cut down the cherry tree!
No, that's not true.
In fact, Chad is still a very young
person as you can see by the recently taken photograph. But he is
our oldest student of record, that is; he has been here longer than anyone
else and it seems that it is time to honor him.
Craig, who most of you know is my
assistant, mentioned to me the other day that a few of the groups have had
a great deal of turnover lately. This is the way this happens but he
was pointing out that a record number of the newer students have reached
second position in the scale classes. I checked the records and
verified that he was correct which really delights me and then I noticed .
. . there was Chad, still showing up each week after all this time.
I double checked. There was no doubt about it. This guy's
here longer than anyone else and he's been showing up as consistently
as the Saturday that he's booked on!
Chad became one of my first
students almost immediately after I arrived in Colorado at the music store
where I worked before starting Chodosh Guitar. When I announced that
I would be leaving that store to start Chodosh Guitar his parents asked if
he could stay on with me. I checked with the manager who expressed
that there would be no problem if I kept Chad as a student.
Since then he has been the only student to stay with Chodosh Guitar this
long! In fact there were a few weeks when he might have been the
only student I had!
We've come a long way together
since then , Chad. And we are thrilled to see that you are still
here as Chodosh Guitar's oldest student. Congratulations!