Vanna Chun performs “Morning” by Edvard Grieg, arranged by Faber, in her lesson.When Vanna found out that I wanted to post her video to YouTube, it motivated her practice and memorize this piece within no time!
Exactly 20 years ago today, I sat down at a piano and experienced my very first lesson. I’ll never forget that morning. When I was playing with my toys, my mother walked into my room and said with excitement, “Jamie, are you ready for your first piano lesson today?”
“Today?!” I exclaimed. My heart raced with joy and enthusiam – I always wanted to learn how to play the piano!
Twenty years later, I am now teaching piano and performing music. It’s such a great reminder as to how precious those first few lessons are for any child. Last week, I went through a few keep sakes and found all of the notebooks my first piano teacher used to write down a list of things for me to practice. They definitely brought a smile to my face!