It's that time of the year when I start getting a bit sentimental. This past Sunday, January 26th, was the 4 year (!!) "anniversary" of our "Doing Business As" or DBA. I remember that day so well; only my kids and husband knew. I went down to the Dallas county building with my secret plan, making sure I didn't run into my dad (since he had restaurants in the county buildings). I think I was shaking with nervousness and excitement. It didn't take long since I had done my homework thinking about names and getting my paperwork together.
Why Music SO Simple? Well, I am pretty sure that 4 years ago I was ready to get back to making music lessons simple again and I caught myself saying that a lot. Then, it dawned on my that "S" and "O" were my initials. I thought about "Music SO Simple" for about a week or so until I couldn't take it anymore- I KNEW it was perfect!
Next came setting up a google domain and website. I wanted something I could edit myself (insert total type A personality here). But, what I had learned is that I wanted to be able to edit and change anything anytime that I wanted. I'm not always great at waiting on others. I had all of that set up within two weeks. Once you start thinking of what you want and you begin getting excited, it's really hard to put the brakes on and I was not going to back down.
Needless to say, this dream of Music SO Simple was the birth of our new music school in Richardson, Texas. I honestly couldn't call it a "music school" until this past summer. For some reason, it always felt too formal. However, I think with over 170 students and 10 teachers, it's officially a school. :)
I had no idea what the plan was for me (or us). Anyways, all of this to say that every time I start letting things get too complicated, I always come back to the "simple". It's is my mantra. When we keep things simple, we allow our imagination to flow. We keep it pure, uncomplicated, and natural. Music SO Simple is truly the perfect name.