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The Music Teacher single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Music Teacher
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The narrator returns to visit their childhood piano teacher, who is deaf and uses a hearing aid. Seeing the unchanged house and garden, the narrator recalls fragments of their past, from her ill-fated piano lessons to her dead aunt's fondness for gardening. The narrator stopped the piano lessons when they, too, became deaf, despite the teacher's encouragement. Now, they have started playing again, and now understand what the teacher meant by 'harmony'.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Deafness.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

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