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Claiming Your Passion

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Claiming Your Passion with a Slow Embrace

After her workshop, Claiming Your Passion . . . Despite a Hearing Loss, Nancy M. Williams reflects on reasons to jump into your passion or ease in slowly.

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Cookie Monster and My Hearing Loss, in My CHHA Talk

In her talk at the CHHA National Conference, Nancy M. Williams will reveal how Cookie Monster and her hearing loss helped her reclaim her passion for music.

Musicians with Hearing Loss

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Music On My Mind

Cochlear implants plus auditory memory restored music to Barbara Chertok, who studied voice and piano before sudden hearing loss in her twenties.

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A Pianist Experienced with Hearing Loss

Tips for customizing the music setting of your hearing aids and breaking in new hearing aids, in this this video interview featuring Beethoven interludes.

Achieving Goals at the Piano

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Your Brain on Adult Music Lessons

Studies show that music lessons are good for your brain as a child or an adult. An adult student wants to see if studying the flute will improve her memory.

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Paying Attention at a Classical Piano Performance

An adult piano student admits she doesn't know how to listen attentively at a classical piano concert. She embarks on an experiment with Beethoven Sonatas.

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How to Break Bad Habits in Piano Practice

To break bad habits in piano practice, Charles Duhigg suggests first identifying the cue or trigger as well as the reward that your brain is really seeking.

Classical Piano Music Amplified™

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Satie Gnossienne No. 3 Amplified

Gain perspectives on interpreting Satie's Gnossienne No. 3, with its flexible sense of rhythm, lack of measure markings, and colorful written indications. »

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Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, First Movement, Amplified

The Beethoven Moonlight Sonata's first movement is not as simple as it seems; find historical context and tips on ways to interpret the piece with rubato. »

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The Chopin Prelude in E Minor Amplified

Gain insight into how to play and interpret the Chopin Prelude in E Minor, from using tempo rubato to convey emotion to balancing the right and left hands. »

Beginners’ Haven

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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.

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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.

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A Vigil for a Beginner Piano Student

Stacy Schwartz, runner and beginner piano student, unexpectedly held her own vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions at her upright at home.

Other Good Websites for Piano Students

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AmateurPianists

AmateurPianists gives performance opportunities for outstanding amateur pianists.

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Sing For Hope

Sing for Hope’s mission is to make the arts accessible to all and is informed by our belief that the arts have unique power to uplift, unite, and transform individuals and communities.