The power of the Herne Hill people's piano

We at the Forum often receive positive comments about what a difference the piano has made to the area and would like to share the following:

Dear Herne Hill Forum,
Your piano has saved my life!
I started playing piano when I was ten, and by now can play 300 pop standards as well as 40 of my own songs.
However I could never get anyone to listen to me, and even when I got a job playing in a pub no one seemed to listen.
So I went to play the Herne Hill piano, and again everybody walked by without giving me a glance. So I thought, oh well, they ignore me, so I'll ignore them, and just treat it as a practice session, which I did, and practised the songs I struggled with.
And lo and behold, finally someone stopped to listen, and even sing along!
So I finally cracked it: I just keep playing, and eventually people come along and appreciate it and ask for requests, and sing along.
I'm over the moon!

Also I would like to thank the piano tuner for keeping the piano tuned and in such good repair. It's working perfectly (well, almost.)

Attached find picture of me playing the piano.

JESSI

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