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    I took no exams, only started learning last

    october. Would have started earlier if I could have. Anyway I take a class every week with a good instructor and practice at the university music department, I think I'm doing well. Hope someday I'll be able to play some of the things I love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11

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    The piano has been a part of me

    and my life since I started remembering. It is like air that I breathe and a need to play every day. But now I have lost the full use of my left hand, immediate surgery cut it open to save some use. To play is painful, a struggle, mistake ridden, disheartening, but the need and...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 20

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    Scary But How?

    I'm not really liked at school but I don't know what I did to make everyone hate me. so they spread rumors about me and made it worse.. So everyday I go to the music room to play on the piano, and I'm playing A River Flows In You by Yiruma and a female walks in and hears me play...
    Cuddleswrathchild Cuddleswrathchild 18-21, M 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I have been playing the piano

    since age 6. I have progressed to playing the organ as well. I give lessons to others on these musical instruments when I have time to do so.
    Barbaradressedup Barbaradressedup 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    in my spare time on weekdays

    and weekends, I love to play the piano at home for a couple of hours. Also, I give music lessons to elementary and advanced piano students.
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Learn it, Live it, Love it...

    I have been playing since I was four, so twelve years now. I love everything about playing the piano just the feeling of being able to play such a form of art, expressing myself. I play the violin also, but the piano I prefer by a long shot, I recently sustained a broken arm...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2011

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    I have grade 5 out of 8.

    wish I'd finished the lot. had more time in the past to study/practice.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    well I should say .. I wish I could still play

    the piano. It was a long story. Too high competition to go into the university here and I gave up on it. So wish I could play the four seasons.. too bad.. now it is just a dream
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    This is something I've always wanted to achieve

    but other things always got in the way. Anyone got any tips for someone learning I can play an octave with one hand and I have a good ear but that's about it
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    My mother is a classical pianist.

    Went to Juliard for it. So when my sister, my brother and myself were 4 years old, we all started piano lessons. A woman would come to our house once a week and give us private lessons on our mothers beautiful baby grand. I am trully gratefull for learning how to play as i think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Any musicians out there have any good tips

    for me as im preparing to audition for a band? I look so stupid cause I play piano and or keyboards. I have to send a video to the manager by tonight. I'm freaking out cause every video my eyes are closed and it's noticeable to me. Other people say they can't tell cause it's a...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Note to ANYONE who knows

    or is around/near a piano player: Whilst a piano player is playing, particularly if the song he/she is playing either slow and sad, or really fast, DO NOT EVER try and talk with him/her, make noises that he/she can hear OR touch/get close to the piano player. If you do, you will...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    You know that you're playing way too much

    Damien Rice when you get a shoe thrown at your head.
    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    The piano has been a part of me

    and my life since I started remembering. It is like air that I breathe and a need to play every day. But now I have lost the full use of my left hand, immediate surgery cut it open to save some use. To play is painful, a struggle, mistake ridden, disheartening, but the need and...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I've only been taking lessons

    for a year. I'm really dedicated to learning to play the piano because it somewhat became my life. I can't live without my piano.
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I've been playing the piano

    for 5 years now. I just love the sound as I play. I have written my own music and even played in a show. Even without the support of certain people missing in my life, I will continue to play.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I have a fantastic teacher :) she's always

    excited to teach and just generally awesome
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    I just learned how to play Let it go from

    Frozen on piano by ear in 10 minutes, sorry for bragging but yeaaaaa
    MussiociZinni MussiociZinni 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Magic.

    My sister is wonderful pianist; she has her master's degree in music and her technique is spot on.  My grandfather bought her her first piano when she was a child to learn on and I guess because we already owned it it made sense for me to take lessons as well.   My...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Don't ever stop playing,

    you'll regret it.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    The only reason I haven't killed myself

    already is because of my love for playing the Instrument. Hopefully someone shows me there is more to life than music because right now I'm trapped within the world of music.
    PrestoAgitato PrestoAgitato 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I taught myself how to play by ear.

    Christmas was always a tough holiday for my family - we were so poor that our presents were never anything special. I was always grateful to get anything though. That Christmas, when I was 11 years old, completely blew my mind. My parents had actually saved up enough money to...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I Miss Playing...

    I am finding myself in a place in my life where I wonder where everything went...I wonder what happened to all the things that used to mean something to me.  I played piano for 12 years, taking lessons, exams, playing in festivals.  I used to play because I enjoyed...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Earlier today, I played my own song called

    "Fading Into Darkness". Each key played reminded me of the struggles in my life. From the loss of my parents to the crushing loneliness. I hope someday, I can relieve myself of the eternal darkness looming inside me.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Not Very Well. ...

    Not very well. I took lessons when I was little. I can read music and I know what all of the keys are, so with a little time I can pick out a piece. But I am by no means accomplished.
    wanderkid wanderkid 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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    So just tried Fantasie Impromptu.

    .. I can only play the first six measures. D': but now my goal is to have most of it done in the summer! :D
    Polliver Polliver 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Well, I'm learning how to play it

    professionally. I can play by ear and kind of read music but I know I need to learn and practice more in order to be a professional pianist. I got a 61-key piano for Christmas and I hate to part from it! Some of the songs I've been learning extensively was the song from the game...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Sometimes, I sit down

    and can just about play anything. Sometimes, I sit down and can't play a C scale. Piano is a strange love-hate relationship.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 16, 2014

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    What is talent to you?

    When I was young I would play rhythms on the piano I'd make up on my own. I'd put them all together and make my own songs. My aunt who is a great piano player decided to start teaching me scales and songs and I'd learn pretty quickly. But she lives in a different sate so I just...
    Victoria569 Victoria569 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 8

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    Just started last year,

    and took my Grade 2 piano exam a week ago. feeling that I am a little too slow. If possible, I would immediately skip to Grade 5 to save the trouble of going up a grade one by one...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    is it possible for someone with interest to

    learn how to play without a tutor, and when is it too late for it.
    SimplyBryan SimplyBryan 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 21

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    MissKakarot MissKakarot 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I have been playing the piano

    for over 30 years. I have earned a bachelors degree in music with emphasis in piano and organ. On weekends I love giving music lessons. On Sunday mornings, I love playing both the piano and organ at our church's multiple services. In my spare time, I love to play the piano at...
    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 46-50, F 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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    It has been so long since I played.

    .. Gotta refresh everything...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    SimplyBryan SimplyBryan 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Playing the piano has been a creative process

    for me. My father bought me a piano when I was 6. I absolutely loved the instrument. I did not learn to read notes, nor did I study any songs at all. All I did was play with it - it was more of a toy or just a thing to do for entertainment. I played something happy, then...
    TheEquilibrist TheEquilibrist 16-17, F Jun 6

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    Been playing for 9 years.

    ... Words can't express my love for that instrument <33
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    My Favorite Pieces

    I had studied piano as a child (4-9), but afterwards was mostly self-taught. Didn't have many opportunities to play for 20 years. Now I bought a piano and am back in business. Was amazed how quickly the ability came back after I started practicing, and started learning new...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    I have been playing piano

    since I was just a wee lass. I was four when I picked it up. I have played in front of hundreds of people and I'm not too bad. I've always been very musically talented and piano isn't the only instrument I play. It's just my favorite and the one I'm the best at. Too bad I can't...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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    Jayroame Jayroame 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I have taken piano lessons already

    for 4 years. I am not crazy about it, but it is kinda cool playing it ;)
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I'm not great at it,

    but taught myself to play it when I was younger. Been playing it since I was 4 years old. I should probably find time to play it more, hone my "not so good" playing skills. Lol. I love the sound of the piano. It's a beautiful instrument.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm not an expert or anything,

    I'm just learning. I got a piano for Christmas in 2014 and I'm in piano class, and I've watched some tutorial videos so I'm getting there. I can play "my heart will go on", some of "skyscraper", a little of "all of me", and the intro to "say something". Can't wait to go to...
    Alyssasaurous Alyssasaurous 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 7

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