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I like things matching. I have an upright bass, a drum kit and a grand piano that's the same color. I tend to overthink things.
But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play.
Well, Mozart is extraordinary not only in that he became virtuoso along the lines of his father, but that he had that compositional gift, that melodic gift. By the time he was four, he was doing piano concertos with harmony in the background.
I like to play the ukulele, but I'm not, like, awesome at it. I mostly play the piano and the guitar.
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.
I'm Liberace without a piano.
I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
I liked the piano. I always liked playing. I just hated homework.
I spent ten years playing classical piano, and that was what led to keyboards and eventually to production and to Linkin Park.
I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
I fell in love with the piano. I knew it was me. I was dying to play.
When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.
I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house!
I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Every day. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody's going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter.
I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.
Eddie Van Halen
Everybody in our family studied a musical instrument. My father was really big on that. Somehow I only took a year or two of piano lessons and I convinced my father to let me take dancing lessons.
Well, my piano's really beautiful. I actually have two pianos. I have a Yamaha upright from the '60s that's blond, wood, and black, and I also have one from the '20s from Chicago - not a well-known brand or anything.
I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
When I was a kid, my parents gave me piano lessons and guitar lessons for a while, but I was never very good at it. I have big, sort of awkward hands. It's hard to keep going when you don't get any better.
When I was a kid, I'd practise Chopin on piano - and I love Chopin! He's my dawg! Then I'd go out on the stoop and blast the radio. I'm from New York, the concrete jungle. Hip-hop influenced me from day one.
It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano.
Some people play the piano, some do Sudoku, some watch television, some people go out to dinner parties. I write books.
Piano was - well, all musical instruments were taught in this very rigid, formal, classical method when I was young.
I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player.
The guitar is something you kind of embrace, and the piano is something you kind of - when you play it, you sort of push it away. It feels very different.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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