Eight-year-old Bella has music in her DNA and music is an uplifting distraction from her battle with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Her father Greg plays the piano, so it's not surprising that her wish was for an upright European Weinbach piano, a choice of piano that reminds her of her Grandmother's piano which was what she learnt to play on. Hoekstra Piano in Auckland were happy to assist Make-A-Wish NZ with finding the best piano for Bella.
Also included in Bella's wish were free ongoing tuning sessions, a chrome device with a music lessons app, three music lessons with a teacher and piano books. Bella specifically requested the chrome device to learn from. It will enable her to learn at home where she is most comfortable rather than go out for lessons.
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