Sunday, June 29, 2014

pounding on the steinway

my daughter has been taking piano lessons 
since she was 6 years old.

that means that for the last 7 years of her life, (maybe more), 
she has stopped to take a seat on the piano bench
 and play a jingle or two before heading on back to whatever she was doing.

there were plenty of times during dinner when she couldn't resist 
jumping up to play for us, a quick rendition of what she has learned.

it is such a treat to listen to the melodies that she practises, 
no matter how out of tune our piano is.

but every year, on a very special evening, 
she gets to play her pieces on a steinway !!!

the cadillac of pianos , 
supposedly valued at $100,000.00.

we all gather at the phillip t young recital hall 
at the university of victoria school of music,
to listen as the children play their chosen pieces.

even though they are up on a stage, under a spotlight, with the audience all in darkness,
there is no pressure to perform...

 the children go up whenever they've mustered enough courage...
or they don't go up at all

as the evening continues... each child eventually found their way to the great piano !!!
it is such a remarkable and beautiful instrument...
the steinway's pull was definitely powerful.

it's so lovely to listen to and watch and these children progress with their music.
the evening of performances was such a treat for all, 
especially for the parents !!!

 thank you neala, for encouraging and guiding their little piano fingers...
and for such a lovely evening with the steinway !!!



  1. How awesome! I have a piano that was handed down from my grandma. I never learned to play and regretted that decision. I may have to see if my girls would be interested in piano... so we can have that lovely sound as you so described in your home.

    The Steinway experience, I'm sure, is an amazing one.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

    1. oh it really is lovely to hear them play... when i get into a bad mood, my daughter always knows how to pull me out of it... she starts to play (LOL)


thank you for your kind words... they really do make my day !!!