If only we had 20/20 vision for the new and unpredictable 2020 decade. Forever change—we hear the persistent battle cry! And yet, if we pause, look closely and listen intently, perhaps we indeed can attain “a kind of 20/20 vision.”
Some things never change and that is so good: the shy smile of a beginning piano student, the proud look of achievement when conquering a Bach two-part invention, and the enthusiastic parental applause at the spring piano recital. There is the quiet excitement from an older adult calling about starting lessons, the fire in our own hearts when we teach a Beethoven sonata, and the satisfaction when a student plays in church. We feel the exuberance when two 8-year-olds finish a duet exactly together, lift their hands and take a bow. It’s the whole gamut of what we do each day to bring music as an enduring “constant” to our students. A constant, “always-there place” to express their feelings, analyze masterpieces, and create in an environment of never-ending encouragement and discovery. This we can do—together!
Our 2020 wish from all of us at Piano Adventures is for each of us to launch forward with 20/20 vision. Perhaps things don’t really have to change! The secret is just to keep things lively, loving, adventurous, and constant.
Come join us on a pianistic journey with the Piano Adventures 2020 Calendar.
With all best wishes for the new year,
Nancy and Randall Faber