Hearing Chopin’s Minute Waltz on the piano was the poet Mary Jo Balistreri’s first experience, at 9 years old, of music as more than just pleasant sounds.
After not playing the Liszt Un Sospiro for 10 years, adult piano student Joyce Morton relearns it and encounters both technical challenges and satisfaction.
Ricker Choi plays the Debussy Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque and reveals how the piece speaks to him with images of earth, moon, ocean, and breezes.
Dr. Gail Fischler, piano teacher and speaker, advocates that piano students expand their repertoire from classical to Latin American popular and folk music.
The opera singer Ben Luxon denied his hearing loss until he couldn’t anymore. An exclusive excerpt from Katherine Bouton’s new book, Shouting Won’t Help.
If you are serious about learning to play piano, make time for piano practice but also take time for play away from the piano, advises Emma Seppala, PhD.
After her mother died, the pianist Catherine Shefski decided to relearn and record, for reasons she did not quite understand, the Chopin Waltz in B minor.
Nino Dangadze plays Rêverie by A. Ovenberg. At age 14, drained by the pressure of the piano lessons for the previous seven years, I was looking forward to moving on with my life, as far away from the piano as possible. The pressure of the lessons was quite...
Embracing imperfection, finding courage, and stating clear goals are just some of the keys to unlocking creative expression through practicing the piano.
Enrolled in adult piano lessons, a busy working professional and single mother of two wonders how artists find time to practice, and engage in creativity.
An advanced beginner pianist offers her picks for accessible classical piano music that appeals to adults, including Philip Glass, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.
Classical piano music, in the form of a Chopin Nocturne, helped this varsity football player persevere through poor health after suffering a serious injury.
Sight-reading classical piano music isn’t easy, but one adult piano student offers tips for improving your skills, such as reading the bass line first.
Piano scales become much easier when you stop thinking of the keys in black and white, and start to practice using the shape of your hands.
Sophia Efthimiatou stops at an eyebrow salon and is treated to live classical piano music: the salon’s owner has two pianos and practices two hours a day.