Robby’s Night

At the prodding of my friends, I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Hondorf. I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. I’ve always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons something I’ve done for over 30 years. Over the years I found that children have  many levels of musical ability. I’ve never had the pleasure of having a  prodigy though I have taught some talented students.

However I’ve also had my share of what I call “musically challenged”  pupils. One such student was Robby. Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single Mom) dropped him off for his first piano lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys!) begin at an earlier age, which I explained to Robby.

But Robby said that it had always been his mother’s dream to hear him play the piano. So I took him as a student. Well, Robby began with his piano lessons and from the beginning I thought it was a hopeless endeavor. As much as Robby tried, he lacked the sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel. But he dutifully reviewed his scales and some elementary pieces that I require all my students to learn.

Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and  tried to encourage him. At the end of each weekly lesson he’d always say, “My mom’s going to hear me play someday.” But it seemed read more here

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

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6 Responses to Robby’s Night

  1. bluedreamer says:

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  2. nisha says:

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  3. nisha says:

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  4. AngelBaby says:

    BlueDreamer,

    thanks for stopping by – I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have lots of fun too! 😉

    Love and Blessings,
    AngelBaby

  5. AngelBaby says:

    Nisha,

    Thanks so much I appreciate the love and the visit. I hope you have a marvelous weekend with lots of fun. 😉

    Love and Blessings,
    AngelBaby

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