In the end...
I wore a skirt.
And heels. (Maybe someday I will wear a fabulous vintage piece from La Rosa... to complement the perfect retro desk and chair. But this was version 1.0 and my Gap couture and simple Ikea table served well enough.)
I nixed the coffee cup prop but kept the steno notebook. I even consulted it (though in a much more obvious manner than if I were playing a piano piece from the score). Hint, hint.
Thanks to Jen who said it was "whimsical." (This is the response for which I most hoped. Oops. Am I supposed to say that?) Thanks to ---- who said my hands give away the fact that I'm really a pianist. And thanks to Carolyn Hauck for taking pics!