Entering Ascendo Piano is like walking into a musical wonderland. Instrumental music spills from practice rooms in quirky symphonies and children can be heard echoing do-re-mi after their teachers. This is where the Enterprise Resource Center helped Brittany Lensing discover her passion for teaching piano during the Fall of 2010. In fact, she loved it so much that she accepted a second internship there in the Spring of 2011.
When asked about her ERC internship experience Lensing said, “When I first started my internship in teaching piano, I was a little uncertain about how much I would like it and how well I could do at it. The practical teaching experience that I had at Ascendo piano erased any concerns I had about finding whether or not teaching piano was for me. Through my internship there, I was able to discover how enjoyable it is to work with students and found that the more I taught the more I liked it.”
Lensing‘s responsibilities at Ascendo included teaching sections of private lessons, filling in for tutors, instructing make-up lessons, and assisting with a children’s music class.
“Internships or job shadowing is great way to put into practice what one learns in class and prepare themselves for future jobs. I think it is hard to know how much one likes what they want to do unless they try it,” Lensing said, affirming the Enterprise Resource Center’s importance in the University experience.