I take a once a week journey to Rockridge where I teach a private piano student. The 51B bus that I catch in Downtown Berkeley following my gym workout, travels along College Avenue, crossing into Oakland, California.
Destination: a lovely two-story home on a tree-lined block, with a sub-level add-on designed specifically for its chief occupant, a Yamaha upright.
but doesn’t upstage, “Nina,” a miniature pooch who makes a charming cameo appearance in my video.
Such a colorful backdrop was entree to a piano lesson that explored Chopin’s divine E minor Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4.
The bus trip, walk, and arrival