Playing piano is one of the most important things in my life. Ever since I was little, I dreamed of playing the piano. Playing piano helps me get rid of stress and relax. The piano is more than just something to listen to or play. After a bad day, I like to sit down and play.

My passion for piano has grown exceedingly throughout the past few years. I have been playing for seven years, and it has developed my determination and confidence. Playing is a way to express myself and always gives me something to do.

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On Nov. 22, 2016, I had an opportunity to play piano at the National Junior Honor Society induction. To be able to play an instrument, you have to be picked by the music teachers and the principal of the school. Performing at the induction is an honor and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

I played at the beginning of the ceremony when all the inductees were sitting. Playing piano in front of a lot of people is scary, but once I started, that feeling went away. I played Prelude No. 6 in B Minor by Frederic Chopin. It was a fun and challenging piece to practice, but after days of hard work, I finally got it and was able to perform it at the induction.

It was a phenomenal experience to be able to play piano at the National Junior Honor Society induction. If I could play piano again for the ceremony, I would do it. Being able to play the instrument that I love for others is an honor.