Personal Narrative: My Journey With The Piano

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For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been playing piano. It has been the most consistent thing in my life and has grounded me during the ups-and-downs of my adolescence. My journey with the piano began as a seven year old at the end of my short affair with the violin. On a trip to my grandparent’s home in Jamaica, I sat at an electric piano with my grandfather and he taught me Hot Crossed Buns. When I returned home, I begged and pleaded with my parents to sign me up for piano lessons, and I abandoned my bow for a bench.
Piano soon evolved from five finger melodies into minuets, from sonatinas into sonatas. While the complexity of the music has changed, learning each new piece of music feels the same. The process is intriguing at first,
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