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#20731 thara96


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Posted Yesterday, 12:33

My grade 5 theory pupil scored 87% - so very pleased for him! That’s certainly made me very happy!

He must be thrilled! 

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#20732 maggiemay



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Posted Yesterday, 20:20

I have just learned that my first piano teacher passed away last month. 


 I thought she should have a mention on the forums:  she was, after all,  my very first music teacher. 

And it makes me very happy that she reached the wonderful old age of 107. 


She was still teaching, and singing in her church choir well into her nineties. What an innings :-) 

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#20733 Dr. Rogers

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Posted Today, 03:05

Earlier this week, I visited the town of Yingge, a center of ceramics manufacturing in Taiwan.  These days it is well-known for its ocarinas.  I was able to meet with an ocarina designer and (apparently famous in Taiwan) player.  He made these things sound great, while I struggle to get a stable note out of them!


My wife bought me a beautiful set of four locally-made ocarinas, Alto C, Soprano F, Soprano G, and Soprano C.  They come with a really nice metal carrying case.  These ocarinas are fully chromatic, but I wish they had a wider range.

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#20734 Maizie



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Posted Today, 07:16

Utterly self-indulgent black Friday purchase arrived: wooden music stand from the Early Music Shop.  Usually eye-wateringly expensive, but they were 75% off (so merely self-indulgently expensive) if you were prepared to take one in mismatched shades of walnut.  Extremely lovely (and all the better for being non-uniform, in my opinion!)

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