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A American String Journal:

An Amateur’s Revelation
and yet she really as the piece goes on,
appreciates it. “It has legend says Beethoven
taught me to be resilient, made it easy because
patient, and how to he was in love with one
better manage my time.” of his students, who
She goes on to say how wasn’t very talented,
A new generation has
it has also brought her but when she showed
emerged, and along with
closer to her mother, no love for him, he
them they brought new
who is a local piano made it very hard just
ideas, fashion, slang, and
teacher, and is a overall to spite her. I kinda
admittedly new music.
enjoyable experience. love that level of
Some of these new trends
She has only been pettiness”. Regardless
have shocked society in
playing for a few of how petty the
good ways and in bad
months, and has fallen in composer was, it is still
ways. Yet Sarah Schierl,
love with the instrument. comforting to know the
15, has stepped up to show
“My siblings have often old way is not lost.
us that not all of the old
yelled at me to ‘please Ultimately, Sarah says
ways have disappeared.
for the love of god be that playing the piano
Sarah has been a musician
quiet’ but I persevere for has allowed her to
for most of her life, and has
two reasons: One being I branch out, and made
played the violin in a
don’t want my mom to her realize how
orchestra for 5 years. They
yell at me at our next disciplined and happy
play a wide variety of
lesson for failing to do she has become.
pieces, ranging from Bach
my scales, and two, “Education to me isn’t
to the Star Wars theme.
because I really enjoy all just math and
This has all been very
pissing off my siblings. reading, a well rounded
exciting for Sarah, yet she
Her favorite piece to education involves art
recently found a new
play is the beginning of that makes you happy
hobby, playing the piano.
Fur Elise by Beethoven. when you do it, and
She admits to us that her
“I can only do the that is what piano is to
mom pushed her into
beginning because it gets me.
picking up the piano,
harder and harder