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1983 (12) New Teacher

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New Teacher

My landlady Eileen thought that my lack of appetite and generally depressed state was to be blamed on my piano teacher.
“Mako, I will pray to God to find you a good piano teacher.”

This time, I really have to find a good piano teacher. Based on my experience so far, I created my own conditions for a teacher.
No 1, it has to be a married woman
No 2, it has to be someone who has studied how to teach legato to their students.
There is no way I would give up these two conditions.

I consulted a professor at my school about some good piano teacher. He gave me a memo with “Marina TEL 7xx-27xx” written on it.
When I called, I first reached the teacher’s husband who is a violinist. He then passed the phone to a female person.

“I do not need a piano teacher. At the moment I am preparing for the Grade 10, but in my second year I will need a teacher” I rambled wildly.

I suddenly got anxious about speaking with an unfamiliar person. Mrs. Zhou, a Taiwanese immigrant and a friend of mine whose two sons were pianists, continually complained about me not having a piano teacher, insisting I needed one. So I boosted my courage and went ahead with this conversation.

At my initial “I don’t need a piano teacher” Marina Geringas started laughing really funny.
“Are you from Japan?”
“Yes.”
“Let’s meet once, first.”
Then we arranged to meet in front of the Studio 314.

I don’t find it hard to practice the piano on my own. I prefer playing on my own than playing in panicky haste before someone without understanding while my stiff muscle clink, and my heart grows smaller and smaller. However, in order to move to the next grade, I needed to find a piano teacher and report that to the school office. I had so many things on my mind and I was still very young at the time, and I stumbled around when I talked in a way that could often leave a person in bewilderment.

I was relieved to find that Marina was a person I’d seen before, thinking how pleasant she seemed.

“Why did you quit learning the piano with Pol?”
“We got from each other all we were able to get,” I said.

“Do you plan to take ARCT after the Grade 10?” she asked.*
“No. I’m playing the piano to enrich my soul. That is why I don’t have an intention to take that exam.”
“I understand. In that case, I will teach you.”

From her appearance, I felt her to be a very accomplished and knowledgeable person. Her voice was extremely gentle, and she spoke grammatically correct English.

She was also honorable and had gone through a lot in her life. I told her my story about Gould, about how much I had been thinking of him. I also told her I always had problems with pains in half of my body (mainly in my left side, but that pain often moved to my right side too).

“My husband is a violinist in the Toronto Symphony, and he had an opportunity to visit Japan. Ever since then, his dream is to go to Japan again. We came from Russia,” she told me.

Marina had a sweet fragrance to her. Her English was excellent and sharp, and there was a suggestion of an extraordinary mind behind it. In addition, when she spoke Russian language, even native Russian speakers later said, “There is nobody who speaks such a beautiful Russian language.” I really wanted to have a person with such exquisite sense of hearing as my piano teacher. Mone’s ‘Water Lillies’, and some modern paintings hung on the walls of her studio.

I made blunders because I never dreamed we would get along so well. I was on the verge of collapsing with anxiety and pointless fears.


(*) The Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music has 1-10 grading system. Except this, there is the ARCT, which is the highest qualification similar to the final graduation.

                                      Tranlated by Saiko  


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