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My Cabbage Patch Kid Plays Piano 

Every now and then one of my piano students' parents asks me, "We have all these old piano books... what should I do with them?"

That question always torments me. On one hand, I understand that pianists tend to accumulate a whole lot of music and though I seem to consistently fail at decluttering, other people are quite good at it and don't want books hanging around that their kids aren't going to touch ever again. On the other hand, there's a part of me that wants to scream, "Keeeeeeeep themmmm!!!!" 

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The A Team: Lyrics & How Much Do We Hear? 

My primary job is teaching private music lessons. I have mostly piano students, a few guitar, and a couple of beginner vocalists. I also do group classes here and there. I come in contact with a lot of kids. This time of year is just insanity, but I'm finally breathing a sigh of relief. Even though the school year doesn't end for the Arlington School District for another couple of weeks, my studio has officially started its summer schedule. The kids take six lessons over the summer, and that's it. Everyone…Read more