If you watched the Studio Compilation video from Monday’s post you got a glimpse of Zach, a wonderful little guy that just started lessons with me last fall (he’s the fourth one in the video). Right off the bat, I could tell that he was serious about lessons. Of course, I should have known – he’s been coming to the studio sporadically since he was two with his older siblings (one of my long-time studio families) and giving me brief renditions of his latest accomplishments (usually played from one of his story books :-)). He has been a very conscientious and disciplined student with an obvious musical gift.
Sadly, I received word just after the first of the year that Zach has been diagnosed with Leukemia. This came as a complete shock to everyone, especially his family who just welcomed a new little one into the world only a few weeks before. Zach has started undergoing chemo therapy and is doing remarkably well. We are all hoping and praying for a full recovery, but it will be a long road. Zach will be continuing with piano lessons via Skype as much as possible until he is able to make it back to the studio.
I know that many of you were interested in a copy of the Book of Musical Scales and Keys, so I’ve decided to offer a special $5 discount code that will be valid through the end of January. In addition to that, the entire proceeds of all books purchased between now and the end of the month will be donated to Zach and his family to help cover the cost of his treatments. Just checkout using this discount code: O68233H4.
If you would like me to include a note of encouragement and/or your name when I present the gift to Zach, just leave a comment when you checkout or send me an e-mail. Thank you so much for your support and prayers for Zach and his family during this difficult time.