Kawai is the brand name of my piano.
I started playing piano when I was 5. I took lessons and practiced and slacked through my playing for my enitre life at home. By the time I was graduating from high school I was at about a Royal Conservatory Grade 9 playing level but my technique sucked!
I never gave it up. I played for fun and enjoyment.
One day I decided to go back to it seriously - I actually sat my Grade 8 exam and passed. I got all the way up to Grade 4 History and Grade 2 Rudiments. I need to do Harmony now . . .
I am working on Grade 9 - I have been for a LONG time. I just can't seem to commit to it.
I also teach.
I have spent countless hours in front of that word - Kawai - the first A is just above Middle C. It was my starting point.
I don't think I could ever live without my piano -