I recently saw the play 2 PIanos, 4 Hands with Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt at the NAC.

The two-act play follows the arc from beginning student to serious student to career musician. Various caricatures appear of students, teachers, parents, and some of the other people we pianists meet along the path of music. I’ve been the student, the teacher, the parent, and the performer.

I laughed until I cried. And resonated with the bittersweet conclusion that a life in music doesn’t always go according to plan.