Adult piano students and teachers

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Don’t Sit at the Piano Like a Tree Trunk

Amateur pianist Nino Dangadze discusses the Georgian style of playing, useful advice on posture at the piano, and how her piano teacher helped her open up. »

A Marriage of Poetry and Classical Piano Music

A Marriage of Poetry and Classical Piano Music

“. . . Now I want something different, Something different, without a name, I know surely that I will be lost, dead. . .” So lamented Terenti Graneli, the 20th century poet from the Republic of Georgi... »

Amateur pianist Joanna Eng on performing Schubert’s Fantasia in F Minor with her brother.

On the Hook to Play at My Brother’s Wedding

Preparing for a performance at her brother's wedding propelled amateur pianist Joanna Eng from feeling depressed about the piano to finding purpose. »

Pulling Bach’s Music into 21st Century

Bach, one of the masters of polyphony, influenced 22-year-old Irish composer Louis Ryan in his composition of fresh, contemporary etudes for the piano. »

Classical Piano Music Infused with Traditional Irish Singing

Young, Dublin-based composer Louis Ryan explains how his modern-day polyphonic études for piano were influenced by traditional Irish folk singing, Sean Nós. »

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Facing Down Performance Anxiety with the Bergamasque Prélude

In this video exclusive to GRAND PIANO PASSION™, Sara Solovitch plays Claude Debussy’s Prélude from the Suite Bergamasque. espite Sara Solovitch’s first recital with the Bergamasque Prélude, which she... »

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A Disastrous Recital

Adult piano student Sara Solovitch takes on the prelude from Debussy's Suite Bergamasque, tackling her frustrations and performance anxiety along the way. »

Expression Is the Need of My Soul

Expression Is the Need of My Soul

Embracing imperfection, finding courage, and stating clear goals are just some of the keys to unlocking creative expression through practicing the piano. »

Adult Piano Lessons in a Time-Starved World

Adult Piano Lessons in a Time-Starved World

Enrolled in adult piano lessons, a busy working professional and single mother of two wonders how artists find time to practice, and engage in creativity. »

From Accounting to Adult Piano Lessons to Guiding Light

From Accounting to Adult Piano Lessons to Guiding Light

In this interview, the second in a series, Indusekhar Menon relates how adult piano lessons sparked a significant career change and a foray into composing. »

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... »

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Rushing Haydn in Adult Piano Lessons

After flying through life, an adult piano student learns that practicing slowly is the only way to really learn and understand a difficult Haydn movement. »

How piano lessons enriched this writer's life.

How Adult Piano Lessons Enriched My Writing Life

Returning to adult piano lessons after a 25-year hiatus from the piano becomes the fodder for Nancy M. Williams's intensive writing residency and memoir. »

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Rethinking Adult Piano Lessons with Mozart

Gorden Cheng, who won an amateur piano competition playing a Mozart sonata, explains why Mozart can be more difficult to master than Liszt or Rachmaninoff. »

Glenn performs a selection from his own arrangement of a Johann Strauss Waltz Medley, at the AmateurPianists San Diego recital in May 2012.

An Amateur Pianist Creates a Concert Series

In the video, exclusive for GRAND PIANO PASSION™ Glenn performs a selection from his own arrangement of a Johann Strauss Waltz Medley, at the AmateurPianists San Diego recital in May 2012.  The video ... »

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When Your Piano Teacher Doesn’t Fit

Piano teacher Dr. Gail Fischler talks about her varied experiences with piano teachers and teaching styles during her own adult piano lessons in the past. »

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How a Varsity Football Player Turned to Classical Piano Music

Classical piano music, in the form of a Chopin Nocturne, helped this varsity football player persevere through poor health after suffering a serious injury. »

Harriet Kaplan performs Bach’s prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, No.18 from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.

A Cellist Takes Adult Piano Lessons

In this video, exclusive to GRAND PIANO PASSION™, Harriet Kaplan performs Bach’s prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, No.18 from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. I’ve always regarded people who pla... »

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Fighting Cancer with Classical Piano Music

Playing classical piano music, especially Beethoven, is another form of therapy for Emily Sun, who is undergoing an intensive radiotherapy cancer treatment. »

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A Piano Teacher Takes Adult Piano Lessons

Piano teacher Matthew Harre felt disenchanted with his piano technique, so he decided to take up piano lessons again under the prominent Alexander Lipsky. »

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