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Story Telling Monday

on February 17, 2014

Hello friends!

My mother made this for me while I practiced for National Piano Guild

My mother made this for me while I practiced for National Piano Guild

Happy Monday.  Are you ready for another story?

This one is about the little girl who turned to music.  She started piano lessons at the age of 7.  She would walk to her piano teacher’s house once a week.  She was extremely happy.  The piano was fun and everyone was pleased with how well she was progressing.  Her momma had visions of her playing in church.  The little girl had visions of Carnegie Hall and grand pianos.

Every year the little girl would participate in the National Piano Guild.  She would perform scales, chord progressions and piano works for a judge who would critique the performance.  It was HUGE.  Every September, Teacher would bring new music that was to be learned and memorized for this event.  The little girl excelled.  The teacher was proud.

One year, the teacher said “Mary Lou, let’s learn and memorize 13 pieces.”  A lofty goal, but Mary Lou was all for it…in the beginning.  Then for some reason, practice became a chore.  Lessons were dreaded.  Pieces were not being learned, let alone memorized.   In December Teacher sat the little girl down and said it was too much, too hard, and too short of time to continue aiming for this goal. You can’t do this, you don’t have enough time to prepare.

WELL, you don’t tell Mary Lou she can’t do something.  She’ll prove you wrong!  Mary Lou went home and talked to her momma.  Momma had a plan.  She would sit and listen to practice and crochet while Mary Lou practiced, learned and memorized all 13 pieces with the major and minor scales.  And when a piece needed improving, Momma would chime in and say “play that one again, I love to hear it and my crochet goes so much faster”.  Momma was “crafty ” in more ways than one.

Mary Lou was ready in time for the National Piano Guild and performed well thanks to the help from her mom and teacher.

Hope you enjoyed the story.  Do you have someone who has helped you achieve a “lofty” goal?  Be sure to thank them.  I still play my piano and am thankful for the encouragement I received, when I was loosing interest.  Thanks for stopping by, happy quilting, Mary

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One response to “Story Telling Monday

  1. Very sweet story. Crafty mom indeed!

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