I too have decided to get back into my music. I lost my husband to death 2005 and now its taken me this long to get back into it. My husband too was a band director and owned a music store in GA, I taught piano lessons there too. we both shared the same interest and majored in music.
When I moved back to California in 2006, I went back to accompnaying our church choir which I did for 24 years. I didnt have the motivation, because of my loss. I'm finally getting motivated to teach piano lessons again. Got my business cards and now i want to get more involved with music in our community. Sometimes I just dont know where to begin, its been a while and I'm a little out of the loop with keeping up with things here. My main thing is arranging and writing songs. I've written 3 song lyrics, but having a hard time getting melody in it. sooooooooooo, this is my motivation for the coming new year.