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Grand Piano Passion™
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Online magazine for pianists, lovers of classical piano music, musicians with hearing loss, and all seekers of their passion.
Online magazine for pianists, lovers of classical piano music, musicians with hearing loss, and all seekers of their passion.

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A music lover with hearing loss describes her experiences, both good and bad, with using assistive listening devices at the theater, and calls for theater managers to focus on quality.
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Even for a professional musician at the height of her craft, learning a new, challenging piece of music can feel frightening, all-encompassing, and ultimately blissful.

Read two captivating excerpts from Marcia Butler's memoir.
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"This poem steps into the life of that instrument left behind, growing dusty or out of tune, untended. I imagined what it would be like for a piano to be woken back to life."
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"There’s no time for piano. But I’m making music, constantly."
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Amateur pianist Michael Brazile plays the Bach Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major in this original video, and shares how he approaches tempo and repetition in the two-part invention.
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Let's face it, hardly any of us can play as fast as Yuja Wang.
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"My grandmother told us that the key to happiness is to love what you are doing."
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A captivating photo of Debussy with his daughter leads Nancy M. Williams to reflect on her own complicated relationship with her father and the piano. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/07/24/debussy-daughter-chouchou/
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In this poem for her mother, Diane Wakoski expresses gratitude for her childhood piano lessons that provided a respite from the ugliness of life. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/05/08/thanking-mother-piano-lessons-poem/
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"Most often, we look at the keys because we feel insecure." http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/04/24/sight-read-without-looking-down/
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