Brianna was excited. She had recently graduated from the city’s Academy of Music and Dance. It was a three year course, and Brianna played the piano. Now she needed to find a job; perhaps attract a few pupils. It would grow from there.
Brianna placed an advertisement in the local weekly paper. She would give a one hour concert in the Community Hall, and it was free. Works would be played by Liszt, Scriabin, and Handel. Brianna would then hand out little business cards she had printed off on her computer.
No one came. She played to an empty hall. A man wandered in at some stage, but it was probably a mistake. He was playing music on his mobile – without headphones. He left, mumbling something about “a racket”.
Oh well, thought Brianna, it’s back to square one.