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Piano Lessons
Written by:
Anna Goldsworthy 
Read by:
Anna Goldsworthy 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
2 hours 23 minutes 
Published:
June 01 2015 
Available Date:
June 01 2015 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781486294466 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Memoirs 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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Winner Australian Book Industry Award / Newcomer of the Year 2010

'Marvellous. Enlightenment and joy on every page.'
Helen Garner

Piano Lessons is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet.

In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition, and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining.

'This is a lovely, warm book – a terrific depiction of the powerful bonds between student and teacher, musician and composer, and, at its core, between two very talented women.'
Books + Publishing

'Goldsworthy delivers an expertly spun narrative, told with wry, self-effacing charm, elegant economy and the genuine love of a student for her teacher.'
The Australian

'This impressive debut will surely mark Anna Goldsworthy’s arrival as an Australian writer to be reckoned with.'
The Age