'Ethel Peeress - worked hard to become a brilliant pianist and is now
a successful harpist.'
'Yvonne de Freudenreich - very pretty; begins to play as well as she
'May Bond - a delightful pupil.'
'Joan Bowes-Lyon - special gift for Chopin's miniatures; has such an
appealing look in her eye when she does something wrongly.'
'Tania Zagouloff - positively infernal temper; a wild Cossack.'
'Karl Goldschmid - one of the best improvisers I know.'
'Prudence Moil - plays the piano in an indecently respectable way; no
fire; no passion; it might be a sewing machine.'
'Meg Reynolds - could play very well if she did not think too much of
'Enriqueta da Cuevas - combines in her playing diplomatic reserve and
South American fervour - a delightful mixture.'
'Peggy Burwood - dances on the piano as she dances through life - sparkling
eyes and sparkling finger work are her greatest assets.'
'George Bevan - improved amazingly as soon as he gave up taking lessons
from me and worked on his own. Is this to my credit?'
'Polly Brouard - quarrelsome and argumentative. I shall not teach her
'Nan Boyd - uncanny imagination.'
'Mary Gordon West - very gifted, far seeing.'
'Chick Barnes - could play marvellously if she chose to work. Lovely
touch, creative power, looks; everything in her favour. Alas, the fairies
at her birth had omitted to give her the gift of constancy.'"