Here’s Sascha. He tells me about his homemade go kart every week. He tinkers with it and races it with his friends. Sometimes he races out the door after his lesson to his go kart and buddies and I feel quite a pang of envy and happiness. It’s wonderful to meet a kid who has a fun, uncomplicated life not jammed solid with scheduled activities and pressure to be the best and win all the time. A funny thing about Sascha is sometimes he is covered in dirt during his lesson. I love this too. He plays hard and has the freedom to do it. This freedom and happy energy seeps into his piano playing and curiosity about music, which is immense and a pleasure to nurture.