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    It Relaxes Me

    I like to play piano because it lets me rest from my thoughts. It is one of the few activities in which I can totally clear my mind and only focus on what I'm doing. I find it relaxing to put all of my thoughts and emotions into a song because it relieves me of that burden and...
    Thelonephilosopher Thelonephilosopher 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I have a fantastic teacher :) she's always

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

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    Music=life

    Does any other musicans or music lovers feel the same out there? I play the piano about an hour a day and I absolutely love it. It helps me gather all of my thoughts and just think clearly about everything. I love playing the baby grand piano that's at my church, lights dimmed...
    beautifulbaby069 beautifulbaby069 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I was wondering: have any of you

    who play the piano (or other instruments, or sing) pledged Sigma Alpha Iota ? It's called an "international academic fraternity for women". I've been a member since 1979, in college. I haven't been active, has anyone been involved ?
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I want to learn the piano

    and want to know are there better digital versions of learning to play piano? I want to have a well rounded approach (not just play songs) so from technical, practice, and theoretical. Can a computer do a better job when learning from books? I don't want to have a teacher.
    LockieLeonard LockieLeonard 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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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 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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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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    I wish I can have my own Piano.

    I want to play piano. And play it very well.
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F Jul 31

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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

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    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I like to play salsa piano style

    and its derivatives more than anything else.
    hythloday hythloday 41-45, M Jul 31

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    I wish I had continued with the piano

    as a child but when it got to being a teenager I wasn't motivated by the waltzes and marches style of music. I took up the guitar and mostly taught myself. I have been a guitar teacher and in various bands in fact I was in the studio last night rehearsing for a gig this Saturday...
    dpc2014 dpc2014 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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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

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    I play it quite badly.

    However I have NAILED a few songs. My digital piano is now resting under a chaise lounge, at my parents house.
    Neitherami Neitherami 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Passion For Piano

    I absolutely love to play the piano. It's my passion in life, I love music. I love to play music and know that others are enjoying the sounds I am creating. I can't wait until I graduate and can teach and pass the wonderful gift of music on to others! I wish everyone in the...
    TwistedVixen TwistedVixen 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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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 8 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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...
    rella27 rella27 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I have no idea why but I'm in love with playing

    Silent Hill Alessa's Harmony <3
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F Aug 2

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    I have been playing the piano

    since age 6 and the organ since age 16. For years, I have played these musical instruments for both pleasure and professionally.
    heatherandbarbara heatherandbarbara 36-40, F 1 Response May 3

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    I've been playing piano every

    since I was 6 years old. :) it's been 10 years and I love it so much!
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F Sep 1

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    For some reason every time

    after a great work out I always come home to play my piano and it relaxes me way more I'm bless that I have time to do the two major things that I love playing piano and having a great work out and being able to help others
    fitbodylover fitbodylover 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    It has been so long since I played.

    .. Gotta refresh everything...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Nov 7

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    I Am Learning To Play Piano

    I am in my third year of learning using the "Adventures in Piano" series along with the Suzuki method... and I love it! I have an awesome teacher and my own piano and a keyboard that I have borrowed from a friend in case I don't get to practicing until later at night ( I live in...
    pianostudent pianostudent 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    It saved my life. I was In a bad place

    before I started...I was going to comit suicide....the. Music was introduced to me...I was about 15, and i sat Down at a piano...a day before I was going to kill myself...but I found I had a natural talent...I sat down and played... I had distracted my self long enough to get...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    My Favorite Thing To Do

    I have been playing piano since I was about 9.  I play by ear mostly, though I can also read guitar/piano music in a crunch.  When I was younger, I would bang out melodies on my neighbor's piano and write silly kids songs when I could work out chords.  when I was 15, I got my...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    I started playing piano

    since I was elementary. I am still a widower but people says I'm a pro @ it.
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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

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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 2 days ago

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I love to sit down and do whatever my hands

    tell me we're doing and listening to what happens
    thebluebird011 thebluebird011 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Actually I should say,

    I used to play the piano. Learning that for 11 years and gave it up (to prepare myself for a university entrance examination) - Big mistake. I should have continue!Therefore, last night, I dreamt that I was visiting an exhibition hall, packed with so many kind of instrument...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    Don't ever stop playing,

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

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    I am usually a pretty easy going person with

    most things. I don't mind people choosing what to do, where to eat, what movie to watch etc. BUT when it comes to pianos I am the most picky, uptight person there is. I absolutely despise playing on keyboards only because it isn't acoustic. The feel isn't right, the sound, no...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I like to express my anger by playing piano.

    .. It's better than yelling and rage quitting :T
    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F Jun 23

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    Practising right now.

    Grade 3 in less than two weeks, so excited!!!
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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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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    Well i've been playing

    for more than a year now, and playing piano is just amazing. Even though my keyboard is 12 years old, doesnt have all the keys, and no pedal! it is my baby. i wish i had a teacher though because it would make things alot easier to get into this prestigious high school, since im...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I have been a pianist

    for over 24 years and would strongly encourage anyone who uses their skills and talents for gigging to learn to sight read. It is one of the most important tools you can have. As we all know a pianists job doesn't just consist of learning and playing a piece. Usually it's...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm learning to ya crossing field from SAO.

    It's pretty freakin hard tho. ;P
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 3

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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

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    When I was under 10 years old,

    my grandmother was the one who taught me how to play the piano. I picked up fast, I learned differently. More doing than seeing, if that makes sense. I always knew how to play just by site reading, also play backs. Picking up the beats as well was easy too. A few years as I got...
    Li554 Li554 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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

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    I love playing piano And I was wondering

    if you have any piano sheet music for songs that are quite popular please could you send them to me Also if you have ' streets of London' by Ralph something (can remember his name sorry) I would be really great full :)
    snazzygal3000 snazzygal3000 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Went to a music store yesterday to look at

    keyboards. It was difficult. I found one that would suffice, it had good action and weighted keys, but it still was painful to play. My boyfriend liked all the super fancy keyboards with all the different voices, beats, recording ability, and suggested I get one of those. I told...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    hey guys i was just woendering how u can play

    with each hand independtly coz i can maintain simple variations with one hand while just jamming with the other but i can't just get play freely with both hands together
    CynicalMaster CynicalMaster 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    A friend gave me a piano

    and it means the world to me. I'm in love.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Such a promising carrier ended by mental illness

    and other handicaps. my mother was a church organist and music teacher so we always had a piano and orgain in our home. I was under 5 when she noticed my talent and started me with. piano lessons with a well known teacherin the area.by the time I was 8 I was playing for church...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 27

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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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    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 19-21, F 1 Response