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A Night to Remember: Steinway & Sons Appreciation Dinner and Award Ceremony

Last Monday, I had the honor of being invited to the Steinway & Sons Gallery in Miramar in San Diego for a Teacher Appreciation Dinner. The event brought together piano teachers from various studios, creating a unique and memorable experience that I will cherish for a lifetime.

The mastermind behind this exceptional evening was none other than Rick Rice, whose meticulous planning and execution made the event truly special. From the moment I walked in, I could sense the excitement in the air, setting the stage for an unforgettable night.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the exquisite dinner that awaited us. The delicious food served was a testament to the meticulous attention to detail that went into organizing the event. The culinary delights provided the perfect backdrop for the main event—a concert featuring incredibly talented musicians as Tina... The musical journey took us through a repertoire spanning romantic, impressionism, and contemporary styles. Each note resonated with passion and skill, creating an atmosphere of pure enchantment. It was a musical feast that left a lasting impression on everyone present.

To my surprise and delight, the evening took an unexpected turn when I was presented with a diploma from Steinway & Sons, recognizing me as a top-ranking piano teacher. The acknowledgment was a heartwarming gesture that I hadn't anticipated, making the event even more special.

As if that wasn't enough, every teacher was gifted a bag filled with tokens of appreciation from Steinway & Sons. From practical items like pens and gloves to awarded stickers for students and informative flyers about upcoming sales, the generosity of the Steinway team knew no bounds.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rick and the entire Steinway team for their genuine appreciation and care for piano teachers. The event not only provided a platform for recognition but also facilitated valuable connections within the music community in San Diego.

Amidst the gathering of professional musicians, I found myself making important contacts that have enriched my musical journey in California. The event marked a significant milestone, transforming my initial feelings of being a newcomer in the state into a sense of belonging.

Inspired by the night's magic, I am now motivated to compose preludes for piano dedicated to the Steinway & Sons company. The prospect of performing these compositions at the Steinway & Sons Gallery fills me with excitement, and I invite everyone to stay tuned for future developments.

Having my own Steinway grand piano, a Model B, has been a constant companion in my musical endeavors. It is not just an instrument but a trusted friend, allowing me to own the greatest moments of my life. The quality of Steinway & Sons pianos is unbeatable, and I am proud to be a part of the Steinway family.

In conclusion, the Teacher Appreciation Dinner at the Steinway & Sons Gallery was undeniably a landmark moment in my music life. It brought together passion, talent, and recognition, creating an evening of harmony and appreciation that will resonate with me for years to come.


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