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From the Australian English by Peter Fuchs. Anna Goldsworthy was nine years old when the piano teacher Eleonora Sivan, who emigrated from Russia to Australia, welcomed her into the group of her students. Anna soon notices that Mrs. Sivan is a very special teacher. Over the years she not only accompanies Anna through the great moments and low points of a musical career, but also teaches her the infinite wisdom that lies hidden in music. The Australian pianist Anna Goldsworthy openly describes the hopes and uncertainties of her own youth, always with the goal of becoming a great pianist in mind. "Piano Lessons" is a testament to how an exceptional teacher can completely change a life.