A NOTE FROM CATHERINE, STUDENT OF THE MONTH:
"Hello. My name is Catherine Porter. I have played the piano since I was young. I had lessons when I was about four years old; again when I was 12 to 13, and again when I was about 15. Over the years I learned to read notes, and some music notation, but never had lessons long enough to really develop skill. I played for a little country church for 3 years. I mostly played for my own pleasure. I became discouraged, and was thinking of selling my piano, because I had not played it in years.
I entered to win free lessons at the Delaware State Fair. I won 4 1/2 price lessons at Milford Music Center. After meeting and working with Pat, I have pursued playing piano again, and have strived to learn all I can. Most recently, I played at the Milford Music River-walk Festival. My family tells me it is no longer painful to listen to me play, and it is a pleasure to hear me play now."