Step-by-step, I struggled to read the tedious sheet music, resisting, mad at my mother. Memorizing did help with my stage fright at piano recitals. And throughout life, my go-to for overcoming shyness.
My family’s piano made it back to me yesterday. I never gave it much thought, if any, through the years. Nervous, my fingers immediately fell into place, playing a simple song by heart my daughter now will learn.