Adult piano student profiles

Starry Night in Adult Piano Lessons

Starry Night in Adult Piano Lessons

Jennifer Savitch introduces and then plays two songs she has learned during the first three months of her adult piano lessons. As a charter pilot who often flies at nighttime, Jennifer Savitch has experienced the energizing sensation of crossing the dividing line in...

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

Giving a Voice to Amateurs

By day Alberto De Salas works as a business analyst in New York City, but on evenings and weekends, he transforms into the founder of the Amateur Classical Musicians Association (ACMA). In anticipation of ACMA’s concert at Carnegie Hall on October 29, Alberto...

Flying in Adult Piano Lessons

Flying in Adult Piano Lessons

This month's profile is of Hector Rodriguez, who works as a pilot for JetBlue. As evident from the exclusive video of Hector playing at the end of this posting, he has accomplished unbelievable strides since striking his first note as an adult five years ago. Name:...

How an Astrophysicist Got to Carnegie Hall

How an Astrophysicist Got to Carnegie Hall

In April, I watched Ria Dawn Carlo, an astrophysicist, perform Lizst's Un Sospiro at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. As the 2010 First Prize winner in the Amateur Division of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Carlo performed alongside...

Leya Evelyn, an Abstract Painter, Takes Adult Piano Lessons

Leya Evelyn, an Abstract Painter, Takes Adult Piano Lessons

In this month’s profile, we meet Leya Evelyn, an abstract painter who has studied classical piano music for most of her life. In an exclusive interview, she shares the effective practice habits she gleaned in her adult piano lessons, as well as her changing attitude...