Not once, but twice this week I heard things that brought a smile to my face…
1. Sunday morning after the church service I was talking to a lady about starting her 5-year old daughter in piano lessons next fall. She asked if it was okay for her to start on a keyboard. I told her that I actually require families to have a piano and explained why. After listening and understanding my points, she braced herself and asked how much she should expect to spend for a decent piano. I told her that to get a good lower-end used piano she should expect to spend between $1,000-$2,000. She let out an exclamation and said, “Oh my goodness! I was expecting $5,000 or $6,000! That’s no problem at all.“
2. Monday morning I got a call from a student. The message she left was, “Hello, Miss Natalie. This is Katei. I’m having some trouble working out my fingering on the Beethoven Sonata in F and was wondering if you could help me. Please give me a call. Thanks.“
Now if only those kinds of conversations happened more often!