The breeze that knocked me over

You’re the breeze that knocked me over, And I’m lying on the floor. I struggle to rise, clinging to hope. I’m in a better place now, but still struggle to cope. You’re the breeze that knocked me over, That left me lying on the floor. Fear and anger helped me rise, And gave me the … Continue reading

Minimising Piano Practise Disturbances

The set-up and placement of the piano at home may be the cause of disturbances during practise, or the cause of infrequent practise. In most Indian homes, the piano is placed in the hall-cum-living room. Unlike with the violin or guitar, the pianist cannot just take his/her instrument to another room when there are guests. So … Continue reading

The biggest practise mistake piano students make

Your piano teacher says you’re not doing well This is a student who wants progress. He/she is an older student, teen or adult, who is not content to learn lots of beginner level repertoire. Who comes to class having put a lot of effort into what is currently being worked on. But this student isn’t … Continue reading

My friend for a reason

My friend for a reason, I thought you were true, But you ran when you thought I had need. I was your friend for all time, And I thought you were mine, But now things have changed and there’s no going back.

That wonderful feeling

That wonderful feeling that you don’t know enough. It’s what keeps you wanting to study and learn. To strive to always be better today than you were yesterday. That feeling that you never fit in. Because you don’t live by rules imposed by the outside. You’ve got an internal compass of your own and you’ve … Continue reading

This gift

You taught me to believe.

To have faith and to talk to a higher power everyday.

First thing in the morning, and at night before I went off to sleep. Continue reading