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God Was Listening

For 37 years I've taught piano, rewarding my students not only for mastery but effort. Points are earned for memory work, amount of practice, written work, and improvements, as well as actual performance.

After finishing his lesson one day, I asked my first grade student, Tyler, if he'd performed for anyone that week. He thought for a long time, finally saying with all seriousness, "God was listening!"

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