27 LOOKING BACK AT YOUR LIFE TODAY SEEMINGLY MINOR LIFE EVENT PROBABLY STEERED YOU TOWARDS A PATH THAT SHAPED WHO YOU ARE TODAY

1. prep…

When I was in middle school and taking music lessons, the pastor of my parents' church called to ask if I could play piano for services because their organist was no longer available.

He met me at the church when I went to practice hymns on the piano and stayed to listen. Then he asked if I'd like to try out the pipe organ to see if I could add a few bass notes using my feet on the pedals.

The pastor told my parents that I "took to it like a duck to water," and offered to pay the total cost for organ lessons and music studies offered by a local university for pre-college prep (including music theory, ear-training, sight-singing and choral technique).

That paved the way for a career in music teaching and performance. All it took was the pastor's simple phone call asking if I could help out – and the parish, in turn, helped me.

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