Three Lines Tale: Piano Recital


“Look at her,” Claire giggled, “she looks so little sitting at that grand piano,” her piano teacher turned around and shushed Claire and her friends. Claire rolled her eyes and whispered, “she will never be able to make it through that song without messing up; her fingers won’t be long enough to reach.”

Taylor, 14-year-old, 4-foot 5 inches tall, closed her eyes and began to play; her hands flew fluidly along the keys and when she stood up after lightly tapping the last key, she received the loudest applause out of the entire class, and in the crowd, she saw Claire and her friends sat jaw-dropped.


This is a response for Sonya’s challenge, 3 Lines Tale, where we write 3 lines about the picture above.

This story was inspired by one of my favorite classical tunes, Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. You can hear the tune below. The part Claire and her friends said Taylor would mess up begins around the 8:00 mark but nonetheless, Taylor played it perfectly. ๐Ÿ™‚

18 thoughts on “Three Lines Tale: Piano Recital

  1. Good for her. I remember playing piano and having trouble reaching the lowest or highest note and I’m 5,5″. I imagine having even smaller hands would be harder. I hate how girls can be so mean to each other. Nice job with this Yinglan.

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  2. Ahhhhh… “Moonlight Sonata”… one of my favorites. I was told once by an instructor that it was an insult to call it “Moonlight Sonata”… rather it should always be known as “Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor”. Well… guess what? I still call it “Moonlight Sonata” and love it!!! Nice Little story Yinglan…


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    • That’s interesting. I’ve always known it as Moonlight Sonata and I like that name better. I’m never great at memorize anything with numbers in it. Thank you for reading.


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    • Wow 6-year-old, that’s earlier than when I started. I started at 15. Anyway, I wish her good luck with her piano recital. I know how nervous I was just before my first recital. ๐Ÿ™‚


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