The narrator's mother wants her to be a prodigy but the narrator doesn't want to.
The mother makes her daughter try acting and dancing, but the narrator is not good at either of them.
Mother pays for piano lessons for the narrator by, paying Mr. Chong with house keeping money. As the narrator is learning piano she realizes Mr. Chong is deaf and he doesn't know if the narrator is playing wrong notes.
Mother decides the narrator to practice a piece for a talent show. Since the narrator know Mr. Chong is deaf she doesn't put in a lot of effort.
The mother wants the narrator to be a prodigy but the narrator doesn't want to. At the talent show the narrator plays the piano ghastly.
After her mom dies she gets the piano and gets it refurbished and starts playing, even though it's been a long time.