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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.

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.

How to Listen Despite Hearing Loss

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Practice Listening with Your Memory

Practice listening using your auditory memory, recreating melodies and harmonies in your mind, to enhance your piano playing, suggests Jay Alan Zimmerman.

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Practice Listening with Your Eyes

Deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman sheds light on ways to practice listening to deepen your understanding of music and the piano, including using visual cues.

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Practice Listening with Your Body

Next time you practice piano, practice listening to and feeling the sounds and vibrations using your entire body, suggests deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman.

Finding a Piano Teacher

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Making the Decision

In this final article on how to find a good piano teacher, I describe how to make your decision after you take trial lessons from a short list of teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Taking Trial Lessons

This second of three articles on how to find a piano teacher describes how to take trial lessons, from setting them up to evaluating the fit with teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Getting Started

To get started finding a piano teacher for adult piano lessons, first establish your teacher's desired characteristics and then network to find candidates. »

Best Movies and Books on Piano

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Playing Scared: Getting Over Stage Fright

An adult pianist who suffered from stage fright since childhood, Sara Solovitch, author of Playing Scared, decides to take her performance anxiety head on.

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American Grand, PBS Documentary, Created by Amateur Pianist

A film director and amateur pianist describes the making of American Grand, a documentary depicting the drama of taking apart and rebuilding a grand piano.

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The Wurlitzer

In this literary short story by Christi Craig, a piano tuner reluctantly turns up at the house of a flighty woman who has no appreciation for her Wurlitzer.

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An online oasis of articles, essays, and original videos for studying the piano as an adult, making music despite hearing loss, and claiming your passion, whatever it may be.

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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.