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“It’s never too late to be who you might have been” -Eliot

One year ago I started learning the flute, saxophones, and bassoon in order to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall. I was told I was “too old” and that it was “a big mistake”.

I didn’t listen.

I practiced, and *continue* to practice countless hours each day and am continually humbled by the process. Trust me when I say: the process hasn’t been (and certainly hasn’t sounded) pretty.

With the support of my family, friends, colleagues, incredible teachers and the most supportive husband out there, I made it to Radio City Music Hall in December and to Broadway in March. I still have so much to learn and a long way to go, but I’m damn proud of what I’ve accomplished this past year – all while raising three young boys amidst a global pandemic, dealing with virtual school, moving apartments 4 times, managing arthritis in my hand, and training for a half marathon.

Thanks, Priyanca, for the opportunity to slow down for just a moment, reflect on this past year, and play dress up while the kids ran wild in the background.

Back to real life now…

Angela Shankar, Musician and Mom. New York City.

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