As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a violinist. My parents took me seriously and I started piano at four. Back in those days before Suzuki, a child had to take piano lessons first.
My older sister – by five years – was already taking piano from Miss Bertie Braden. So…I went along with her.
At recital time, Miss Braden wanted me to participate, and being the youngest of her students, I was to go first. We prepared and prepared and as final instructions, Miss Braden wanted me to turn around to the audience and smile as a friendly gesture, before I slide off the bench.
RIGHT HAND 121 121 1231
Sooo…here I was. CDC CDC CDEC
LEFT HAND 321
And here’s the hard part ABC
Then I turned around and smiled like THIS!
(Miriam demonstrates Miri’s really false smile.)
I heard the story so many times, I feel like I remember it well! Stories told remain alive!
Without words, its classical music.
But, here’s the sing along with Miri:
BA-BY Bye Here’s a fly
Let us catch him YOU and I!
(Click Picture to enlarge.)