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Today in a supermarket queue I ran into the mother of four kids I used to teach nearly 25 years ago. It was great to hear how they were going after all this time. One boy is now an airline pilot (that figures, he was always into SPEED laugh ). And of the four, two are still playing the piano. Then the other week I was asked to play for the wedding of another ex-student, from about the same era. She too is still a keen pianist. So I was pretty pleased with the 60% still playing rate 20+ years later smile . Hope you all have some similarly encouraging encounters with those "average" students that make up most of our studios.


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Congratulations Currawong. thumb

That sounds like a very good percentage, and one to be proud of. I wonder what the average rate is? It seems all too common these days to meet people who used to play an instrument, or used to sing in a choir, but who have let it slide. frown And yet more who just never got around to it. But at least there does seem to be something of a movement among people of middle age or older to either go back or start for the first time. Lots here of course, but also on the guitar forums as well. smile

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