Reply To: Ability to Work with CIDP
I trust by now you have a treatment regimen established and have seen improvement. You and your wife are the best judges of if you still have the hands you need to be a concert pianist. God knows the world does not need to lose any, so I hope you can continue. If you find, unhappily, that your skills are what they need to be, consider Leon Fleisher. He taught well and widely, even though he could not play with both hands. Like him, perhaps you may not be able to demonstrate the fastest trills or bring out the inner lines as well as you might like, but you can still teach others the music behind the technique. If you have seen improvement, you might improve even more over the next year or two. Even if you can’t play as well as you would like now, there is still hope that you can eventually.
Godspeed in your improvement,
~MarkEns (a classical music lover)