By: Joel Roston
We recently received feedback from one of our instructors, Joel R. Here's what he had to say:
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but haven’t had a ton of time because: Apart from being a composer for media, I also teach music privately to people of all ages and abilities.
Many of my students I meet through the normal word-of-mouth ways that exactly map to your conception of how private music teachers meet music students, but SOME of my students come through an agency called Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio—and that’s what I’d like to tell you about.
Note-Worthy Experiences is run by a person called Renee Bordner, whose leadership abilities, in my opinion, should be studied, formalized, taught, and recreated in all of the businesses everywhere.
I’ve been receiving group and personal emails from Renee at least weekly, usually daily, and sometimes multiple times per day for years now and—just taking a few minutes to look back at a random sampling—I don’t think I have EVER, ONE TIME, received a conversation-starting email that didn’t end with her thanking me for my contribution(s) to Note-Worthy Experiences or very genuinely letting me know that she appreciates the skills that I bring to what I do.
Even when we’ve been in the middle of the VERY few [what I would call] “light conflicts” or misunderstandings, the content of those misunderstandings happened INSIDE of a spirit of collaboration and appreciativeness, which—as I’m sure you’re aware—just isn’t an overall setup one finds in the world too much.
ON TOP of running Note-worthy, Renee is constantly posting to social media about her volunteer work and ways that she attempts to give back to society by offering her expertise and experience to other founders.
I’ll confess that, when I allow my brain to wander a bit, I have thoughts like, “Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Maybe there are actually THREE Renees and that’s how she gets so much done and seems to maintain such an incredibly collaborative disposition—one Renee gets overwhelmed, taps out, and a different, energized Renee steps in.”
All of this said, I’m not enTIREly certain what I’m trying to do with this post; I just feel like (1) the world needs to know about Renee Bordner and (2) a, like, LinkedIn recommendation didn’t seem on-the-level enough for what I wanted to say.
In closing, I’d like to give a public thank-you to Renee for all of your incredibly hard work and say: I know I owe you a couple of invoices—they’re ON THE WAY.