Seventy. Seventy students. The number rang through my head as I made the hour-long journey to Symphony Center a few weeks ago. Riding along the lakefront bike trail, I fantasized about having so many students. Early mornings and late nights; quick bites of sporadic meals between lessons, all in pursuit of guiding young people toward their own hopes and dreams. I was excited to meet someone who leads his life in a way I envision for my own.

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