Amazing Young Musician on the Streets

2019 Thailand Fly & Drive – Part 5

If you are around Sathorn district at the Chong Nonsi BTS Station, go NOW… give her a donation and listen to her wonderful music!

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Just 3 years of learning the piano and already a professional!

Being a musician myself, I’m not easily impressed by street performers. This girl though, is something special. As impressive as it is to be able to perform classical works of such difficulty at such a tender age, what is even more impressive is her will to succeed against all the odds, not letting the inherent disadvantages of her family situation get in the way of her achieving her dreams.

#MakiRamida, watch that space… great things are destined for this young girl!

Singaporean kids, in contrast, have it so easy, with all the opportunities to be exposed to music and other forms of enrichment from a young age. It is so easy to take things for granted, to develop an unhealthy sense of privilege. When we don’t work hard for the things that we yearn for, our sense of satisfaction is diminished, and our achievements ring hollow.

Young Maki works hard every evening after school, performing on the streets to hone her craft and to earn the THB50000 she needs every month to pay for her piano and violin lessons. Our kids, in contrast, expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter. I’m glad my daughter was there with me to watch Maki perform. I asked her to watch and learn, and gave her some money to make a donation.

If you are around Sathorn district at the Chong Nonsi BTS Station, go NOW… give her a donation and listen to her wonderful music! This is a cause worth supporting. We have much to learn from the fighting spirit displayed by young Maki. Adults and kids alike, we have much to learn!

Mark my words, with her resilience, her talent, and her hard work, great things are in store for this young girl!



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