I did learn to read music, but I did not learn to love the piano or play it well. I spent more energy resisting and complaining about the enforced piano lessons than I did practicing.
Read my March column about music lessons: Music lessons finally took hold.
You will learn that I did become a musician, but not with the piano. I'll be performing at the New England Folk Festival on Saturday, April 24, 2010. 3:00 pm with the band Panharmonium. See NEFFA Festival webpage for more information.
Some of the dancing and live music happened in the cellar of our tiny house in Danvers. John Nutter gave me (in 1996, before he died) these old photos showing my parents and friends dancing there in the 1940s.
I am amazed at these photos, never realizing that square dancing could fit it in our tiny basement, which was normally filled with a ping-pong table. My parents not only played ping-pong, but also used the table for dinner parties. In this case, it's another after-ski party, also in 1940s.