The students and I were really happy with what they were able to learn through the class. One of my students had been chanting Kazan's music for years. She took my 6 hour intro class at the Sacred Music Institute in July and then took this class in October. We had a follow up lesson this week and she has the pitches and rhythms on parallage and melos down very well for the 1st and 2nd mode heirmologic stichera and now she's working on polishing them. It has been a joy to watch her progress.
Before my kids are off for the summer I'm hoping to update the website, finish all of the additions to the BYZB 101 class (which covers ear training, learning to read notation, and 1st and 2nd mode heirmologic hymns), and get most of the outline completed for BYZB 102 (which will tentatively cover 1st and 2nd mode sticheraric hymns, 4th mode Legetos, Pl 1 and Pl 2 Heirmologic). I'm planning to offer BYZB 101 in September of 2018 and possibly again in January of 2019. I'll start testing out BYZ 102 with current students when it is ready and then hopefully offer it more widely in January of 2019.
I'm still ordering many of the materials from a print on demand printer. A few things are ready for bulk printing now, and a lot more are really close. I think I'm getting pretty close to bulk printing and sales, but I've been thinking that for years, so it's hard to say!
For a long time now I have had an inward focus, but I think 2018 will be a year of change.