I came to School of HONK in early 2016, fresh off a serious heartbreak, after a recent diagnosis with a chronic illness, during a years-long stretch of my life without music and dance. I was in serious need of joy and exuberance, and my friend Deidra pointed me this way.
I was hooked from the start: the warm welcome, the subversive public display of music and joy, the unconditional “no wrong notes” embrace paired with teaching and mentorship.
School of HONK has given me so much since then: a community of friends, a newfound relationship with movement and dance, the thrill of helping others learn — plus some really priceless, joy-packed musical memories and relationships I’ll always treasure.
This thing is really special. (You, reader, should probably join us.)