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Piano play all day in music marathon - Radio New Zealand

2016-05-28
Radio New ZealandPiano play all day in music marathonRadio New ZealandCreator Sarah Lewis said the non-stop musical event "Sleeping with the Steinway" was to raise funds for Nelson School of Music's $6.4 million re-build, which includes earthquake strengthening. The school's Steinway grand piano is to be the focal point ...

Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano? - The Creators Project (blog)

2016-05-27
The Creators Project (blog)Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano?The Creators Project (blog)When learning the piano, players probably imagine their fingers as human legs walking up and down the keyboard at one point or another. MIT's Tangible Media Group students Xiao Xiao and Hiroshi Ishii take this quite literally with Andante, an augmented ...Watch Stick Figures Dance Across an Interactive Piano Like They're Playing itGizmodoall 2 news articles »

Teacher shares heartwarming video of piano lesson - AOL News

2016-05-27
AOL NewsTeacher shares heartwarming video of piano lessonAOL NewsThe power of music is real and one viral video is proving the point. Musician and educator David Alexis recently shared a video of a piano lesson with an autistic man, showing how transformative music can be. The magical moment shows Alexis playing the ...and more »

First piano in Australia finally finds a home - Slipped Disc

2016-05-27
SBSFirst piano in Australia finally finds a homeSlipped DiscThe very first piano to reach Australia – an English piano by Beck, which arrived in Botany Bay on HMS Sirius in 1788 – has been given a place of honour at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University in Perth.Australia's first piano revealedSBSall 3 news articles »

Arlington Heights piano teacher and volunteer remembered for gentle, generous spirit - Chicago Tribune

2016-05-26
Chicago TribuneArlington Heights piano teacher and volunteer remembered for gentle, generous spiritChicago TribuneGrowing up as the son of a piano teacher who taught children in their family's Arlington Heights home, Zachary Kramer recalled eavesdropping as his mother's gentle and generous nature inspired all of her students, regardless of their talents and abilities.and more »

Playing Clementi on a piano built by Clementi - The Boston Globe

2016-05-26
The Boston GlobePlaying Clementi on a piano built by ClementiThe Boston GlobeOn May 29, the Frederick Historic Piano Collection's spring concert series features Gail Olszewski playing a program of Classical and early Romantic-era music, performed on a circa-1805 instrument. Period pianos, particularly from the 18th and 19th ...

A Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano Jazz - NPR

2016-05-27
NPRA Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano JazzNPRIn 2002, Sudhalter sat down with McPartland to talk about clarinetist Artie Shaw (1910 – 2004). Shaw was known for his unparalleled virtuosity and as a successful bandleader with a limitless imagination. Piano Jazz honors Shaw with selections including ...Dena DeRose On Piano JazzBoise State Public Radioall 2 news articles »

First Fleet piano part of priceless collection of historic instruments donated to a Perth university - ABC Online

2016-05-26
ABC OnlineFirst Fleet piano part of priceless collection of historic instruments donated to a Perth universityABC OnlineAustralia's first piano, brought to Sydney in 1788 on board the First Fleet, has been donated to Perth's Edith Cowan University (ECU), which plans to restore the instrument so it can be played again. The First Fleet piano is part of a collection of 130 ...First Fleet piano lands at WAAPAThe West Australianall 3 news articles »

'Piano Joe' serenades shoppers, raises money at Habitat ReStore in Amherst (photos, video) - cleveland.com

2016-05-26
cleveland.com'Piano Joe' serenades shoppers, raises money at Habitat ReStore in Amherst (photos, video)cleveland.comThe musician spends an hour or two each Wednesday and Saturday at Habitat's ReStore on Leavitt Road (Ohio 58), where he is called "Piano Joe" by workers and shoppers alike. There, at the part-home improvement, part-resale store, Witherspoon tickles ...

5 contestants face off in Jazz Festival's Piano Competition - Florida Times-Union

2016-05-26
Florida Times-Union5 contestants face off in Jazz Festival's Piano CompetitionFlorida Times-UnionBen Rosenblum opened the evening as the first finalist. The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition was held Thursday evening at the Florida Theatre. This year's five finalist were: Bill Alexson, Zach Bartholomew, Masayoshi Ishikawa, Takeshi Ohbayashi ...and more »