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Very touching story, thanks for posting the link.

I think the part about not practicing, but rather making music, is part of the Russian piano tradition. You never play an ugly note on the piano, for any reason; you must always understand that you are making music.


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Very inspiring story.

Many of us have never met such a wonderful teacher but someone like her will always be in our hearts.

I grew up in a non-musical family. 1 side is very much into business. The talk at the dinner table is always about money.

In my younger days like many in my family, my parents got me into music lessons. I didn't have the talent for music. After a few years of playing, nobody in the family or the teacher had the inclination to continue so everybody quit. Only a few decades later I picked up music again as an adult. If I had someone like her, may be my destiny would turn out differently.

Interesting that Ms. Vertenstein value recitals with an audience. My current teacher teaches adult group lessons and nobody in my group is at the level of performing in public. I've been uploading & sharing videos online for over a decade. Even before the pandemic, making recordings with acceptable quality (depending on the audio device) had never been an issue. I've met Suzuki students who were on stage before and feel at ease performing and others who took lessons for years but never played for an audience.

Always nice to hear student performances.

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Thank you for posting that.


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