May 162016
 

My family and I recently visited our dear friend Jim Compton in Sterling, VA, though it was bittersweet not seeing Carol Turner-Compton, who recently passed away. Carol was one of my most beloved and influential piano teachers, with whom I studied from fifth to seventh grades.

Thanksgiving with Carol in 2008

Thanksgiving with Carol in 2008.

We have been visiting Falcons Landing for many years since Jim and Carol got married in 2009. Carol had stayed very active traveling and playing the piano for different events at Falcons Landing.  She brought so much joy to all that she came in touch with, especially through her music. Jim even showed us the zen garden he had built and dedicated to Carol, which overlooks the pool and exercise area for the enjoyment of all to see.

The zen garden dedicated to Carol Turner-Compton.

The zen garden dedicated to Carol Turner-Compton.

I even got to talk to some residents and played an impromptu recital of some classical repertoire and show tunes on a piano that Carol would frequently use to entertain.  Just as Carol led by example, I learned to cherish any opportunity to share music with the company of others.

Playing some tunes for Jim Compton!

Playing some tunes for Jim Compton!

I am excited to say that I will be returing to Falcons Landing again on August 21st to present a solo recital in honor of Carol and Jim. Please save the date!

A very fine afternoon with Jim.

A very fine afternoon with Jim.

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