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Betty-Lou Orlowski

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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Betty-Lou Orlowski LEE Betty-Lou Orlowski, formerly Maby, 92, died on Sept. 23 in Ft. Myers, Florida, where she had lived during her retirement years. A concert pianist and piano teacher, she was on the faculty of the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, MA for 39 years, retiring in 1988. She...

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I took piano lessons from Betty in Pittsfield, Ma.
I didn't know that she retired to Fort Myers where I currently reside. What a small world. She was a quite a lady!

I took piano lessons from Mrs. Orlowski for nearly ten years. She was a huge part of my childhood and I continue to search for a piano teacher for my daughter who even approaches her level of professionalism, patience, and ability to inspire.

If I would come to a lesson underprepared she would simply say "Well Jennifer, I think that piece may just be a bit too difficult for you." I'd go home in a huff, determined to prove her wrong and would practice the living daylights...

Sad news, but wonderful to hear that she lived such a full life! Betty taught two of my daughters, and tried hard to teach me! We all learned so much from Betty, not just the actual piano playing skills, but also perseverance, self confidence, music appreciation, and work ethic. It's no surprise that she gave so much to so many- I know she'll be missed.