Book SynopsisGrowing up, Megan Yim thought everyone had to learn piano. She was raised in an environment where weekly lessons and daily practicing were as expected as eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But the years have revealed to Megan that the gift of music is exactly that: a gift. It is a luxury and a privilege that not everyone has access to: hearing it, learning it, but most of all sharing it. What does being a classically trained musician mean? What are the responsibilities? The duties? In Vignettes of a Pianist, Megan retells and recreates the moments that are felt behind the scenes, the ones that are not applauded or awarded. Moments that most individuals forget, or they may not even have knowledge of; the walk up to the stage before a performance, the wait outside the examination room, or the drive to a piano lesson you did not practice for. To play and create classical music is a gift to be cherished and shared, and Megan hopes she can share hers.
About the AuthorMegan Yim has been teaching piano for over 10 years, and has a diverse academic background in English, French, and Marketing from the University of Toronto and Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. She holds diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. Vignettes of a Pianist is Megan's first book, which has been a dream for her to combine her passions for music and literature in one composition. Megan started playing piano at age 4. She has not stopped playing ever since. When not playing piano, Megan enjoys reading feminist historical fiction, crafting, and planning her next travel itinerary.