To fellow piano teachers, who truly care about their students, their growth musically and personally, who put their absolute hearts and souls into their teaching and building their own studios, I salute to you all. I know sometimes it’s hard, very hard, in this world most care about only profits and themselves, who focus on the short term reward and gain rather the long term devotion and contribution.

Most people don’t realize that, in the long run of continuous effort and pursuit, there are already lots of reward and success along the way.

I’d like to thank those – teachers, students, parents, friends, fellow teachers – who have contributed to my growth, my gain, my pain, my suffering, my sorrow, my joy, my arrogance, my humility, and my achievement in my learning and my career all these years. Without all the opposite (or complementary?) elements, I am not the person I am today. So I thank you for my failure and my success. I thank you for trying to beat me down so that I can come back up again. I thank you for encouraging me to continue my journey so that I can take a look at what I have and what I want. At the end of the day, it’s all up to me to decide whether to lose or to win, whether to stop or continue, and whether this is worth it. And that goes to you as well, my dear friend.

You all have a great weekend, and hope to see some of you on Sunday in our concert!

TW

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