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7-Year-Old With Autism Wows Taylor Swift With '1989' Piano Medley

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Another fan has managed to catch Taylor Swift’s eye, thanks to his amazing piano skills. Seven-year-old Jacob Velazquez show...

What Is a Master Teacher?

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

My youngest daughter has wanted to play piano for over a year now. I know my daughter through and through, and not just any teacher would do. I know...

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

Brava! Watch This Young Girl Play Piano in Her Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Sleepwalkers often wander aimlessly when in their somnambulant state. But a young lady in New Zealand had a precise destination in mind: her piano.

Astoria Characters: The Music Mama

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Performer. Wife. Mother. Worker. Shelly Bhushan lists these labels -- she doesn't think she has left any out -- and adds juggler. That's the one word that defines her life.

This Guy Quit His Job To Play Piano Around The World In A Beautifully Unplugged Life

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel

More than four years ago, Dotan Negrin quit his job in New York City, loaded a full-size piano into a van and started a road trip around the world. &...

Shaun Martin Takes the Reins With Debut Album Seven Summers

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

At 6:43 in Snarky Puppy's video for "Lingus," the closer on 2014's We Like It Here, Shaun Martin puts his head in hands. As Cory Henry climbs closer to the finale of a stratospheric keyboard solo, Martin's mock disgust -that "this dude" gesture- embodies what we're all feeling.

Homeless Man Blows Us Away With His Moving Piano Performance

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

People across the Internet are mesmerized by one homeless man's amazing musical skills. Donald Gould, a homeless man, was seen playing a moving co...

How Does a Pianist Remember the 30,000 Notes of the 'Rach 3'?

Jura Margulis | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Jura Margulis

Concert pianists can perform a 45 minute piece with 30,000 individual notes, that have to be performed in an absolutely particular order, with rhythmical and dynamic variability, passionately creating an emotional and formal narrative, from memory, live on stage.

Hiring Guru: Neil Moore's Simply Music Gateway

David Jensen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Being a "hiring guy'" and entrepreneur, for me, has brought one very unexpected gift that continues to drive me ever so happily along my path. It's the people I meet, their vast abilities, their stories and their unique approach to life and the serving of others.

286 Hubs of Harmony: NYC Street Pianos Past, Present and Future

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Camille Zamora

By sunrise tomorrow, 50 Sing for Hope Pianos will have been placed throughout the five boroughs, bringing to 286 the number of street pianos placed here since the project's 2010 debut.

Al Stewart's Biggest Fan in Rural Tuscany

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My dad was a piano tuner, and in my travels, any time I see a piano, I have an urge to play it or hear it played. At Il Canto del Sole agriturismo, Luciano showed me around his farm while his son, Marco, attentively followed, seemingly fascinated by my work as a guidebook writer.

Downton Abbey, Grantchester and Beyond: Q&A With Composer John Lunn

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.

Can Classical Music Be Cool?

Karim Hakimzadeh | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Karim Hakimzadeh

It occurred to me then how rare it is for people to take the time to devote their full attention to classical music. All too often it has taken its place in society as background noise.

Daily Meditation: Discovery

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Legends And Dreams

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Equanimity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Post-Snowmageddon, Songs of Summer

Camille Zamora | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Today, in an imagined escape from the 30-degree weather outside, I'm fast-forwarding to June via video -- specifically, via music videos created by artists in past years on the Sing for Hope Pianos.

Astoria Characters: The Sax Player

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.28.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Carol Sudhalter, the founder of Astoria Big Band and the quartet that bears her name, walks into this improv stage, which is her living room and the room she does most of her living in. She hoists Betty, a big brassy baritone sax, and cradles it in her arms like a baby.

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

Fewer And Fewer Children Are Playing The Piano, And Music Shops Are Suffering

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos. When he closed Foster Famil...

Sophia Jones

From Damascus To Carnegie Hall, A Refugee Child Prodigy Plays The Piano For Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BURSA, Turkey -- When 15-year-old Tambi Asaad Cimuk walked into a music store in this northwestern Turkish city last year, he had never played the pia...

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

Music: Beautiful. Inspirational. The Piano Guys.

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Marcus T. Wright

The power of harmonic sound provides an ever-present soundtrack to our lives. Through the greatest of joys and even the times of challenge, music - through song and sound - has the capability to unite us, define us, and undoubtedly, move us. There is no group that personifies this more at the moment than The Piano Guys.

Impromptu Performance: Piano Gave Me More than Music, It Gave Me My Grandfather

Sonia Shekar | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Sonia Shekar

My grandfather taught me that without a form of communication, there is nothing that holds us together. These connections are capable of transcending the greatest divisions, whether it is among friends, families, or nations.