My conscious attention was the main obsession

Jeremby Denk

Jeremy Denk on the beautifully detailed piano teaching notebook from his teacher William Leland:

“There’s a mini-narrative scattered through the whole thing. My conscious attention was the main obsession. He was a very detail-oriented teacher. Each week you see this attempt to make me more meticulous. It’s very affecting to me of this very crucial period of my life when I basically decided to become a pianist without really knowing it.”

The video and article Every Good Boy Does Fine are excellent. Very touching.