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1. My first lessons were rather terrifying. I wasn't used to her jumpiness and way of teaching. It was unnerving for me even though I was much older than when I first started. She gave me a strict pronunciation lesson the first day on how to pronounce Fur Elise. That's what eventually got me started into taking both voice and piano. Every week I experience something new. She got another dog, Maestro, and he would howl and sing along with us. 2. Learning from her was very different. Instead of a steady set of lessons, she was rather sporadic in teaching. We'd jump from a theory book to a Broadway book in a week’s span. She was always bubbly and upbeat.
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Unformatted text preview: She always had a story to tell me. Whenever we’d sing “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom of the Opera, she would get teary-eyed thinking about her father. 3. Thankfully, she was able to get me through my first major piano performance. Before my high school's pageant, I had been made fun of mercilessly and I was rather nervous. Different people kept pulling pranks like intentionally talking loudly while during my rehearsal practice. She helped me pull through it and she gave the confidence to perform my medley of "Phantom of the Opera" to the best of my ability. To this day, it's still my favorite piece to play....
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Bey during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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