Over the past year and a half, I have been studying piano with the amazing Sofia Rosoff. Sofia has rekindled the love that I had for playing the piano the way I did when I was a child. I never thought that the feeling would return.
All throughout my undergrad degree I was miserable and loathed playing the next piano class or lesson. I loved and still love music but performing on the piano was more a form of torture than joy. Today, I long for more time to practice (mostly because I’m a mom to a toddler and as you get older, life just seems to grab you by the short and curlies and yanks hard!) I am eager to try new pieces and face old ones but the best part is that I feel happy and excited when I sit at the piano. I feel inspired when I go to Sofia’s piano class every two weeks and I am always amazed that I never get nervous when I perform at class (a complete 180 from my undergrad days). Now, I do feel like a kid again when I sit down and play my Mozart, Schoenberg or Ellington. I’m just happy to be there. I’m so happy I’ve made up with my piano. I have missed it for a long, long time.
“…life just seems to grab you by the short and curlies and yanks hard!”
An excellent line! lolololol
I hope you will consider making a poetry video for my site. The conventional world of poetry is not so hot about the idea, but I see film/multi-media as adding an equal layer of metaphor…I keep thinking about the song you did with Jacob the other night where you were mimicing the colors and nuances of voice and conversational cadence. I wonder how you could take that idea and put some inventive film along with it? Let me know your thoughts when you have a moment. Thank you again for a wonderful evening — Mason enjoyed the Choi/Sacks Duo as well!