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Grandpa’s Gift

Grandpa’s Gift

This amateur pianist received a valuable life lesson from her concert pianist grandfather, but his words didn't sink in until many years after his death. »

Becoming Them: An Article about Piano Music

James Wood complains when his father listens to classical records, until the author falls crushingly for Beethoven, in this article about piano music. »

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What Happened When I Read Reinventing Bach

To write Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie engaged in a supreme act of listening. In this adult piano student's lessons, the ability to deeply listen eluded her. »

When An Adult Saw a Piano for the First Time

ndusekhar 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 p... »

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Beethoven's hearing loss, although it occurred in 18th century Vienna, came with embarrassment, secrecy, and stigma that are still familiar to many today. »

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Frédéric Chopin loved the opera, especially Italian bel canto operas, whose arias inspired the melodies of many Chopin Nocturnes. “Don’t listen to other pianists,” he would plead to ... »

High-Frequency Hearing Loss Bugaboo

High-Frequency Hearing Loss Bugaboo

An amateur pianist living with high-frequency hearing loss, Nancy M. Williams offers practical, everyday tips for taking care of and wearing hearing aids. »