Other than my family and friends I grew up with, few know that I began playing piano at age 9. I played by ear at first but my father, who was a multi talented msician, taught me to read music and broaden my talent as a musician. Through his passion, I progressed quickly and found myself with an instructor who took me beyond what I ever expected to accomplish in the world of musical solos. She thought I was so talented, she wanted to take me to Europe to play. Stupidly, because of a boy, I gave up piano at 17.
As the years progressed I lost the ability to read music and play. The saying, "if you don't use it, you lose it" is true in the music world. At age 69, I still love the works of the composers I loved to play. Now, however, I can only listen to their compositions played by great pianists.A few of my favorite composers that I played and love listening to are Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Mozart, "the three Bs", Mendelssohn, Dvorak and many others.