Adult piano student profiles

Musical Mirages

Musical Mirages

While on a beach vacation, this adult beginner piano student missed piano practice so much that she began to see mirages of the piano and music everywhere.

My First Piano Performance

My First Piano Performance

Stacy Schwartz’s first piano performance isn’t in a recital hall, but on a whimsical Sing for Hope Piano in Central Park in front of strangers and tourists.

The Old, Yellowish Piano Keys

The Old, Yellowish Piano Keys

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...

When An Adult Saw a Piano for the First Time

Indusekhar Menon hails from Pune, India, a city known as the Oxford of the East. In his early 30s, after looking upon a grand piano for the first time, he joined the global community of people with a passion for classical piano music. Here is his story, told to GRAND...

A Cellist Takes Adult Piano Lessons

A Cellist Takes Adult Piano Lessons

In this video, exclusive to GRAND PIANO PASSION™, Harriet Kaplan performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, No.18 from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. I've always regarded people who play more than one instrument with some wonder. Playing multiple instruments...

An Independent Streak in Piano Study

An Independent Streak in Piano Study

Mark Cannon, a psychiatrist by profession, takes an unconventional approach to piano study, preferring to work independently and take lessons occasionally.

Perri Knize on Her Adult Piano Lessons

Perri Knize on Her Adult Piano Lessons

"Learning the piano is hard, but doing hard things can be very rewarding," advises Perri Knize, author of the bestselling Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey, my October Selection.  In this second of two postings, Perri continues her exclusive interview with GRAND PIANO...