Rologirl By Rologirl, 11th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This ode is to the girl who beat me to my dream first, Alicia Keys. I know it takes hard work and dedication something I had a lack thereof but I'm glad your there showcasing your talent to inspire young girls everywhere. You go Girl!

The protege

I was a musical prodigy according to my mother. I had more talent and determination than my siblings it seemed. Rhonda was the serious quiet one of the bunch. I took dance lessons first then when that didn't work my parents thought of the piano because my father's brother knew how to play. I was just 7 or 8 when I began under the instruction of a Mr. WIlliams and elderly gent who was the best pianist I would ever see outside the Virginia Symphony. He taught me the classics like Schaum, Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and so forth.He put me in alot of his recitals at christmas because I was one of the better ones that played once you came and saw for yourself. I liked performing and figured I could do so when I got older too. Playing the piano was easier than I thought it'd be. I was a good candidate for the Governor's Magnet School for the Arts one of my chorus school teacher's said. All I needed was a good recommendation and I knew I could get that. That inspired the first story in the other Art I became proficient in writing. Yes, "Playing To Distracton" by My pseudonym Rhonda Weston became available for everyone to read in January of 2011 some 20 odd years later at www.barnesandnoble.com. My musical compositions under my real name Rhonda Sheryl Jackson went public under www.BMI.com around the same time. One of the compositions is entitled "Idol" and another is "Your What I Need" and my favorite "Our hearts welded together" made the hit parade once at www.redrockrecords.com. I remember those days but they weren't always so good so I gave up the piano to concentrate on my studies. My parents thought it more important at the time and I went along with it. In the meantime I gained a passsion for writing and went to college. Helped my siblings graduate by helping them with their papers and mind you they were lengthy. Books is an understatement. I got many a boyfriend and other monies from friends, writing. But music was my first love and I will always treasure that always.I still love to perform upon request. Pianistry is like riding a bicycle you never forget how. Ms. Keys inspires me even though she's technically behind me in years. I anted to do it just theway she did it. What happens to a dream deferred? It becomes someone else's and they rock it !


Alicia Keys, Artist, Piano, Pop Culture

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A Military brat that has grown up all over the world and will pull ideas got from traveling.

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author avatar Retired
11th Feb 2014 (#)

Great article :) love inspiration pieces :)

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
16th Feb 2014 (#)

I began playing the piano at the age of 7 and still play from time to time but have had my own schools of music training students in pianoforte and theory. I have completed Grade 8 from the Trinity College of Music London along with Theory of Music and have trained many in the pianoforte. Have also trained people in the trumpet which I have played since age 10 and other wind instruments.
Learnt music is my way of being and never ever walked away from its, instead gave up law school to be a business management person only to remain close to my music.
I sing and dance too and do a lot of other things within the field of music despite being a mother of one.
Call myself a Creative Artist and am climbing back into who and what I used to be because of the adversities and issues of marriage. My child is also a pianist like me and am proud of him.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
16th Feb 2014 (#)

I write too and attribute my rhythm to the music in me as it is part of the curriculum of theory of music.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
16th Feb 2014 (#)

BTW I have a military once owned upright German piano and it is one of the 7 pianos of the world of its name. I also have one of the royal english pianoes, a polish one and another German Classic upright grand.

What is your piano???

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