Tag Archives: Pianos

A spooky sound

Just in time for Hallowe’en-ish music – or any other music that could be conceived of as spooky – here’s a tip from Elissa Milne’s P Plate Piano beginner books via David McKay. Depress the bottom few keys without sounding … Continue reading

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This is how hope feels

This is a big deal. The personal piano of Vladimir Horowitz is touring North America and is in Calgary for 2 weeks. There was a recital tonight – students of APTA teachers were given the opportunity to play on this … Continue reading

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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank

Thad Carhart, an American writer living in Paris, has written this wonderful memoir about his pursuit of music as an amateur pianist, his discovery of a piano shop, and his friendship with the owner. Carhart loves the piano as an … Continue reading

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