Category: Piano

Public Performance

Last night I was in the Minneapolis airport waiting for my baggage when I noticed a piano sitting in the corner with a sign that said “Play Me”. You might remember that I started learning how to play the piano…

Piano Woman

You may recall that I started learning piano this year.  I am surprised how much I like playing.  It’s such a wonderful feeling to extract music from a sheet of black & white dots. Since Tim ends up humming the…

Rachmaninoff

Today I’d like to share with you my favorite piece of music in the whole world.  I clearly remember the first time I heard this.  I was watching the movie Somewhere In Time (starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour) with…

Peanuts Revisited

In the lobby of our Hotel Sofitel in New Zealand was a beautiful baby grand piano.  As you may remember, I started learning to play in January and since then I’ve only played on my electronic keyboard.  I really wanted…

New Zealand, Here We Come!

Tim and I leave today for New Zealand.  It’s the first big non-work trip that Tim & I have taken post-Paisley.  We’re sure that travelling for pleasure will be a lot more fun and less stressful than travelling for business.…

Canon in D

I’ve been playing the piano for almost 3 months now.  I found I need to pick a song I like and want to learn, and then I’m motivated to keep practicing to play it better.  I have woken up several…

Muzak

I’m re-reading a book called This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin.  The author was a rock musician and studio producer before turning to cognitive neuroscience, earning a Ph.D. and becoming…

Stage Fright

I started playing the piano a couple of month ago and although Tim has been asking for a “concert”, I’ve been content just playing quietly with my headphones on or when everyone is out of the house. My in-laws and…

The Entertainer

One of the reasons that I like teaching myself new activities is that I can “discover” things that if I used a teacher or textbook they would have told me right away – what fun is that?  Instead of someone…

Amazing Grace

As you may know if you’ve been following my posts, I started playing piano a little less than a month ago.  I knew it was time to practice a new song when Tim was unconsciously humming Linus & Lucy throughout…