Posted By: bessel
A thanks to my piano teacher... - 12/11/12 03:35 AM
I just learned that my piano teacher, who for the last many months has not been able to teach because of failing health, passed away. R.I.P. Anthony Smetona:
I will always remember him for introducing me to the piano, for his kind words and encouragement, for his many insights and pointers, for our conversations. He was so generous with his time, often continuing lessons long beyond our appointed hour. He was also generous in other ways, often giving me a book or a score and refusing payment. I miss our time together.
Music is such a great way to bring people together. I am thankful for that. If I were a believing sort, I would like to think that Anthony is now healthy and tickling the keys on a grand somewhere in another realm... that would be such sweet music to hear.