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Miriam Lettau, Staff

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On Monday and Wednesday mornings, music flows from the choir room where the Mercy High School piano quartet meets for practice. Made up of two seniors, Miriam Lettau and Candy Yang, and two sophomores, Emily Shneider and Rachel Huebler, these four students work together to perfect the songs they will play during school performances. Sharing two pianos between the four can be difficult at times, especially when pieces played call for hands to be very close to the other player. However, this is a wonderful learning opportunity for pianists who are used to having a piano all to themself to be able to adapt to different situations. Mr. Sung, moderator of the quartet, arranges the pieces himself and pours his heart into the music department. This year, half of the piano quartet will be graduating, so new members in the next years would be greatly appreciated. With eight hands, this section of the music department of Mercy is like a musical octopus. Though this 40 fingered creature of art can make mistakes, when everyone works together they create something wonderful.

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