There is something special about the space where music is created. My two boys take piano lessons from a fabulous teacher in her home across the street from Willard Park in Berkeley. Stepping into her "piano salon" is like entering a secret world. There is a warmth of wood, couches, dogs, books, and tapestries. The open windows and grand pianos take this coziness and spread it into the park and the world beyond. It is a pleasure to watch my kids play here.