Five Minute Friday: Real

I look forward to their visit each week.   When they come, they bring their books, their music, and their talents.   We sit together at the piano and share in the experience of learning music.   I love to hear what they have worked on throughout the week.  Sometimes they surprise me by playing better than I have ever heard them play before, my heart soars, I am so excited for them and their accomplishment!   I love it when the look of uncertainty passes and is replaced with the look of understanding when introducing new techniques and concepts.   The piano is where we meet, and experience

moments of celebration
moments of tears
moments of laughter
moments of learning
and moments of growing. 

My students are not the only ones growing during this time here.  They have taught me many lessons about life, and I am better because of it.  

Here, at the piano, with these students whom I love, is where I am supposed to be.   It is real and it brings joy. 

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Fridays.  Today's word: Real. 


  1. Beautiful. Isn't amazing that when we teach we are taught. The ones we serve change us more than we change them.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Dawn. It is amazing how much we learn when helping others. :)