Saturday, March 21, 2009

Farewell little piano

I've had this sweet little piano for 37 years. Though it's been played very little in recent years since acquiring my bigger nicer grand. But it's still a very good little piano. And so the time has come for it to go to a new home - specifically my daughter's home. As any piano lover knows, it's very hard to live without a piano, and she has done so for years. The movers will be here in about an hour to take it to the repair shop to have a little work done, and then off to its new home.

That piano has seen the fingers of many little piano students of mine, years ago, trying valiantly to impress their teacher with their achievements of the past week. It doesn't pay all that well, but if money were no object, I'd love to be that little old neighbor lady piano teacher. There is a special pleasure in teaching children to enjoy the piano.

This piano offered me much-needed respite from stress and weariness after my first divorce. That year I determined to memorize music, just as I have done again this year. Music is a good way of blocking out the world for awhile. I always told the parents of my piano students not to worry if their child didn't seem to be a budding prodigy. If one does nothing more than play for their own enjoyment, that's well worth the lessons.

Bye bye little piano. Enjoy your new life!

Just for fun, here's a link to a picture of my first piano which I bought for $25 and had for just a year while I lived in Delaware in 1968-69. And here's my much-loved grand.

4 comments:

troutbirder said...

Funny how this little post made me cry. I gave my piano of 35 years to the daughter of my son's best friend. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did...

bekkieann said...

Yeah, I cried a little myself. I know how you feel.

heatherbelle said...

I always wanted a piano and never forgave my parents for not sending me to lessons. Even now I ponder with the idea of learning to play. It's never too late so they say.

bekkieann said...

I believe it's never too late. I'd love to hear if you decide to take music lessons your experiences along the way. I can tell you not a day goes by that I don't sit down several times and play some tunes just for myself.