At the Piano With……Lorraine Womack-Banning
What is your first memory of the piano?
My Grandmother was a professional pianist and teacher, and my mother played too, though not professionally. My parents used to listen to classical music a lot and I absolutely loved it from a very young age.
My first lesson was with a rather scary teacher, Mrs Nellie Monks! Despite her very strict ways and frosty demeanour, I was hooked from the moment I walked into her music room where her beautiful grand piano looked out through French windows onto her garden. I practised constantly, much to the annoyance of my siblings.
It occurred to me recently that I have recreated that first impression with my own lovely grand piano looking out onto the garden through French windows!
Who or what inspired you to start teaching?…………….. Read the rest of my interview with Frances Wilson here: