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Parents and Educational Group Leader weigh in on their students' NYC trip

Posted: Apr 9, 2016 | 4:34 PM
From a parent's social media post:

"Unforgettable memories were created on this trip to NYC and I couldn't be more thankful for everyone who was a part of it [including the performing arts Tour Operator].  From singing at Carnegie Hall [that the Tour Operator arranged] to singing on a subway [Jared's idea and encouragement], I will never forget this trip.  A special thanks to our tour guide Jared who led us around via lightsaber and shared with us his passion for the city."

By the way, some groups prefer not to have a light saber, so I adapt.

Another parent wrote to my Tour Operator client:

"Thank you Jared Goldstein for the most amazing tour. You made our five days in NYC the most wonderfully fun, positive experience and we could not be more appreciative of you! I'm singing [the] "Announcements" [tune]  in my head as I type this ... we miss you"

I sing a brief three-word Announcement ditty to get the student group's attention, and some of them joined in, which was fun and got them to focus.  Not all groups want me to sing three words like that; I adapt to what works for different groups.

My Group Leader sent this evaluation to my Educational Tour Operator client:

"We had THE BEST time! Jared was beyond wonderful, we were so lucky to have him [as our NYC Tour Director]. He made such a difference in the ease of our trip. Our chaperones were able to focus on making sure the kids were all together instead of finding their way around, it was excellent. He was such a treat to have and everyone loved him. His light saber was hysterical and very useful, we just felt so fortunate to have him with us. 
The trip was so inspirational for the kids, myself and our parent chaperones. I can not begin to tell you how much it has changed our choir program. 
The kids kept on saying that they had talked with other choir kids at Carnegie Hall and they were comparing tours and they kept saying how lucky we were to do all the things we did, have an easier travel day, our tour guide was so fun and they got to see two shows. It was nice to hear them express their excitement and gratitude so early on in the trip. 
Now that I have my first tour under my belt, I feel so excited for future tours...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a fabulous experience. The whole group had the best time and we are just basking in the glow of our amazing trip.

[From Performing Arts Director, Teacher and Group Leader]

Then my NYC Tour Operator concluded:

Thank you Jared for being the icing on the cake a the cherry on top!  You're awesome!!
 Thanks again Jared!!!"


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