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I like music.

I have always liked music.

Even when I was very young, I liked music.

I like to listen to it, and to make it.

When I was a little girl, listening to nice music would sometimes make me cry!

That may seem silly, but the music was so pretty that I cried! 

As I grew older, I started to take piano lessons.

I was not very good at first, but after a while I got better.

Also, as I grew older, I started to take violin lessons.

I did not sound very good at all at first, but I improved. 

When I was a teenager in high school, I made sure I had music classes every year. Those were the classes I enjoyed most of all.

Everyone loved music, and we had a lot of fun.

I started to take private singing lessons while I was in high school, too.

I also sang in the choir, played in a band and acted in plays in high school.

The plays were all musicals, so I got to sing and dance and enjoy music that way also.

It was so much fun pretending to be other people! 

When I finished high school, I went to university to learn how to be a music teacher. That was a lot of fun because every day I was with other people who loved music as much as I do.

Mostly I played the piano, but I also learned how to play the drums, a saxophone, a

trombone, a French horn, a clarinet, a flute, which I REALLY was not very good at, and a viola.

I took more singing lessons, too.

We did not have plays to sing and act in, but I sang in the university choir.

Some years, I played the piano for other students who were learning other instruments.

One year, I played duets with another girl who was also there to play piano.

She and I made sure we played fast, funny songs, so we really enjoyed ourselves doing it. 

Now, I am a music teacher.

I do not have a lot of students, not as many as I used to have anyway.

I still find it very rewarding.

I like to see people who start off not knowing very

much, if anything, and go on to be very good at creating music. 

I still love listening to music also.

Music makes me happy when I am sad.

It makes me want to dance or sing when I am already happy.

Mostly, music just makes me glad that I am me and that music is alive in me.