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Astoria Characters: The Teacher Who Makes Music Come Alive

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She was little more than 5 when she first felt the ebonies and ivories. This was an easy thing to do because her family possessed a piano. It was crammed into the one-room apartment in Moscow where she, her parents and her two siblings arranged their cots around their other significant piece of furniture, a round table.