In March we celebrated Piano Day in Helistudio. 2 concerts to celebrate the joy of learning and playing the piano. Alberreke primary school @bartjonckers was at the same time welcoming new students - young kids from Ukraine.
Yesterday we met face to face because finally we delivered our gift - 700 euro’s we had ‘played together’ during our Piano Day. Now is the time for Helistudio kids to learn what a gift it is to be able to play the piano - it’s much greater privilege than we think and i want my students to realise it as well.
La Pianista Rafi was my hero yesterday, it was the day when Rafi ‘talked’ to kids in Alberreke through her piano playing. I want Helistudio kids to learn that music is a currency. You don’t play piano only because you can, but there are times when you do it because it might be a rainbow to someone else. Music connects happiness and sorrow in the most beautiful way. We learn and play the piano in our cozy homes on our beautiful instruments, but music is also needed in many other places far outside our comfort zone. I’m so glad that i could share this truth with Rafi yesterday. She is also one of the piano kids whom i already see becoming a music teacher in the future - she’s got this curiosity and fearlessness written all over her and she means every note she plays!
We will stay in touch with Alberreke - because every kid there deserves to discover how a grand piano looks and sounds like, so our next meeting will be in Helistudio.
Last but not the least, my passion for being a teacher was re-inspired yesterday by meeting the teachers @ Alberreke - the stories they shared, the kids we met reminded me that we - teachers - have the super powers to change young people’s lives from morning to the evening in the class room.
First of all in the classroom, not in a big concert hall.
And now ready for just another piano day along with one of the most beautiful grand piano’s in Antwerp - Kemble grand in Helistudio. 😉
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