The Corner of Orchard Street

From piano to orchards to little sales in front of the house, the life of Annette has been nothing short of amazing.

I played scales on the piano and read a book at the same time. My grandmother was supervising me and didn’t know I was cheating. . .

Oleg Levin and Ivan Konev have been playing repertoire for two pianos together for ten years. They both teach piano at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music and came together as part of the conservatory's Story Initiative to share stories...

Content with My Life

Charles King feels that he has led a good life. He feels fortunate to have obtained a good education, have a successful career as a jazz pianist, and now has the opportunity to teach piano to kids.

Nate Sanders talks with His grandma Laura Malone about her childhood and growing up.

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Nate Sanders (13) interviews his grandmother Laura Malone (70) about her childhood in Alabama. Mrs. Malone shares stories of how she met her husband Grover Malone. She also talks...

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Courtney Pollack and Adele Pollack

Courtney Pollack (39) talks with her grandmother, Adele Pollack (93), about Adele's childhood, her love of piano and painting, and the many roles she has taken on throughout her life.

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Shadi Nadri and Theo Morgan

Best friends, Shadi Nadri (27) and Theo Morgan (22), share a conversation about mental health, body image, travel, hobbies, clothing, death, self-love, and friendship.

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Nancy Eckert and Cathryn Appleby

Nancy Eckert (71) tells her daughter Cathryn Appleby (36) about her childhood, love of music, and education.

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Sarah Bailey-Price and Angela Kwok

One Small Step participants Sarah Bailey-Price (27) and Angela Kwok (44) discuss their backgrounds in education, how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their lives and families, and the healthcare system in Oklahoma.

Kate Echaniz talks about her her life experiences

During this interview, November 21, 2017 in Simpsonville, former piano teacher, Kate Echaniz talks about how different her childhood was than today. Ms. Echaniz also talks about her passion, piano. She also shares stories about how much more safe it...

John coats

This interview of John was recorded at friendship village in Kalamazoo michigan

Education Then and Now

My mom talks about the role education played in her life growing up and what it’s like going back to school now

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James Zellers and Mary Harmon-Christian

Mary "Cathy" Harmon-Christian (55) talks to her friend James "Jim" Zellers (59) about his life as a musician, his faith as a Catholic, and his identity as a gay man.

“My middle name is Channel. My life is a Joke.”

In interviewing my sister Dayanara, she touched on things such as life experiences, hardships in terms of self harm, self actualization, the AP program, and everything else in between.

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