From the opening chapter of Rosamond van der Linde’s colorful memoir, A Piano in Every Room, readers will be drawn into the life of the young girl whose insatiable curiosity and love for music convinced her from the age of seven that she was destined to become a piano teacher. This was especially remarkable because she had never had a piano lesson in her life, and her family didn’t even own a piano at the time. This did not, however, deter her from launching her first neighborhood music class at the age of twelve, and charging her “students” 25 cents a week to participate in the assortment of musical activities she planned!
I’m not done with the book yet, but I’m thoroughly enjoying this glimpse into the life of the woman who later went on to found the Sonatina School in Vermont.
Ms. van der Linde has kindly agreed to offer a free copy of her memoir to one Music Matters Blog reader. Just leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing to win! One winner will be chosen using a random number generator next Thursday, October 18, at noon (CST).