I’m the proud mentor of seven COMMITTED adult piano students, three of whom were TAGGED with body stickers for doing GOOD time at their lessons yesterday. NOTE: None have been coerced by authorities to sign up. (i.e. Parents) Each is a VOLUNTARY admission. (LIVE or in Cyber)
Ravi, a thirty-plus chess champion/financial analyst, is one of my most piano-crazed first-year pupils. If he can’t manage to locate an acoustic during his lunch hour, he becomes a threat to society.
Once he was bounced from a bar and grill for hogging an old upright. First he refused to move off the bench. Then after being prodded and officially handcuffed, he continued to play with his nose.
Eva was STICKERED ON THE RUN!
En route to SFO, bound for China, she rushed out the front door in the grip of regret, “I didn’t deserve these glue-bonded stickers because my staccato was under-developed. I promise to try harder after I SCALE the GREAT WALL!”
NEXT YEAR in Jerusalem! (she’s already booked!)
Setsuko EARNED her stickers and more! She bedazzled RAVI who arrived early to listen, though he desperately wanted to OCCUPY the Baldwin. Why not! It’s Berkeley!
Rachel, (not pictured) declined a body sticker because of religious beliefs and Kosher dietary laws. While she has no piano, she envisions one in the foreseeable future. (Dream on!)
Finally, to a growing list of headless headliners, I proudly add your heroic images to my Wall of Fame!