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When I was six, my best friend's parents bought him a piano. My mother noticed that every time I would go to his house, the first thing I would say to him was 'Levester' - His name was Levester - I said, 'Levester, can I go play your piano?' So, on my 7th birthday, my parents bought me a piano.
Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings.
Jelly Roll Morton
Without a piano I don't know how to stand, don't know what to do with my hands.
I was a strange, loud little kid who could sit at the piano and kill a Beethoven piece.
It's funny: I'm a lifelong musician, but because I principally play the piano it's been a solitary thing.
I started playing the piano when I was about two and got a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore when I was five. But I left when I was 11.
When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano's is the most ungainly rock' n' roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
When I wrote the opera, I made a deal with myself that for at least an hour a day I would work on it, even if it meant just sitting on my piano bench, staring into space and thinking about it. It's about keeping it regular, like your bowel movements - let's get real: it's your bodily artistic movements! It comes from the same place.
With every job I've gotten, I've bought myself something. When 'Glee' was picked up, I rented a piano for the year. For smaller victories, I'll go to dinner with a friend, or go for a walk and think about it all. It's important to say to yourself, Today was a good day.
If you can't play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand piano then it's not a song.
I always wrote music for my friends, but my focus was on playing piano. I didn't think I'd be quite good enough to be a soloist, but I believed that if I worked hard enough, I could work as a player, a teacher.
My little brother and I took piano lessons at a young age and played music together later on in life just to play around at home until we decided to make a record. Eventually we started having more and more songs.
Josephine de La Baume
The song 'What Goes Up' was inspired as I was playing the piano and reminiscing about the Spaceship One launches I witnessed in the Mojave desert. It is an awesome thing to comprehend the magnitude of what a human being dreams and imagines can be realized.
I identify more as a musician than as a singer, because I play piano and percussion, and I engineer and produce everything that I do.
I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn't get bored anywhere.
If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.
Harry S Truman
All my momma's people were very musical. My grandpa, who was the Pentecostal minister, he was a great musician. He played the fiddle, he played the piano.
When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.
I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry.
T. D. Jakes
Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldn't get bored anywhere.
Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano.
The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.
Eddie Van Halen
The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.
The piano has been drinking, not me.
As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating.
John F. Kennedy
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