Terry – is this the book you wanted to know about?
Another story—- last night a retired local elementary music teacher came up to me and said “All I had to do is look at your hands when you played to know you took piano lessons from Marjorie Benzler!” She was such an excellent teacher, very fussy about hand position, counting, dynamics, theory and musicality. I went to my piano lesson every Saturday afternoon. We went to town only once a week to buy groceries, visit Grandma’s house and have the piano lesson. I walked to Grandma’s house after the lesson and cried all the way, 3 blocks, about 99% of the time. My lesson was never good enough — never! Of course by now I have forgiven Miss Benzler and my mom for being so hard on me. I can see it paid off in the end and I love playing whenever I want but it felt like a long, hard road over 55 years ago. Ah, memories. It was 3 years ago today that Mom passed away and I have thought about her many times today – lots of times involved the piano that she was determined I would play!