I have just heard that my adult student has passed her grade 1 and I am thrilled for her.
Normally my teaching is confined to young students, but last year the mum of a boy who was starting lessons at school asked to sign up, to see exactly what would be required of him, and to learn to play the piano for her own pleasure, too. After convincing the Bursar to let her learn on the premises, she started at the same time as her son, coming along while the school students were in assembly.
I really enjoy the lessons with Mrs G, we have a laugh, work hard, and I have made a good friend along the way. The words from the King and I "If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught" are, in this case, so true; I have learned so much from working with this lovely lady, and I hope she will continue to develop her musical interests for many years to come.
So from a very proud teacher, a huge "Congratulations" to Mrs G, even if she doesn't know I'm boasting about her here!!