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Hope for Adult Piano Lessons

Hope for Adult Piano Lessons

In a one-bedroom apartment of Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, a 1925 antique Steinway grand was the living room’s sole furniture save a small table and two chairs. Perhaps this piano would be the one? I wondered. I asked the owner, Nikolaos Laaris, to play while my husband and I listened.

Feeling Is First in the Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp Minor

Feeling Is First in the Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp Minor

Around a year ago, when I began studying the Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, I felt awed by how Chopin had packed in the notes a plaintive sadness. In contrast, in my childhood home, although Mom never articulated a rule on the matter, feelings were prohibited.