Wednesday, 30 March 2011

3BT: lessons, orchestra and twiddly bits

1. One of my favourite students tells me that her English lesson always brings her "positive energy", that even if she's having a bad day it also picks her up.

2. I look up from my seat in the orchestra and see that one of my neighbours has come to hear us play: her grandson plays the guitar. I never invite anyone, partly because I'm nervous that I won't play beautifully, so it was great to have someone there.

3. I don't miss any of my cues or mess up my twiddly bits or solos: redemption from years of being glared at and terrorised at Youth Orchestra by a Mrs T and never getting the interesting parts.

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