A Selfless 6-Year-Old
It was a typical day at school. I was halfway through my morning’s work of teaching piano—halfway through listening to scales, finger exercises, hymns, and gospel songs, reading chord charts, and teaching improvisation. Some students had practiced hard, and some hadn’t. Some kids were incredibly gifted, and some made up for that lack by diligence and perseverance. The morning had gone well—nothing earth-shattering, just the normal routine of daily life.
I stepped out of the music room into the hallway to find my next student, little knowing that my morning was about to change.
The teacher had just dismissed her multigrade class for recess, …