A Letter From the Publisher: Aug. 25, 1986

Careful readers of our American Scene section will have noticed that pieces by Gregory Jaynes appear more often than those by anyone else. This week's story, about a musical recital in the ranching community of Choteau, Mont., is Associate Editor Jaynes' 44th for the section. Like many others, the idea came from one of his favorite sources, a reader. A woman from Montana wrote to TIME about a nearby piano teacher with an interesting clientele.

Jaynes, 38, came to TIME in 1983 from the New York Times, where he reported on Africa out of Nairobi and also was a roving national...

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