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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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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/

"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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"I knew I couldn’t (or shouldn’t) start right in with the Pathétique Sonata, but I could not resist." http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/04/10/piano-lessons-benefit-retirement/

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Pianist Jennifer Castellano talks about performing with other musicians with hearing loss, how her visual impairment comes into play, and why she composes. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/04/03/community-musicians-hearing-loss/

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Learn how to use power poses, posture, and other bodily strategies to take on the challenges of piano practice, through applying principles from Amy Cuddy. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/03/13/power-poses-piano-practice/

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In this piece of short creative nonfiction, the author’s out-of-tune piano brings up everything from the elephants’ ivory to her current family dynamics. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/02/20/seeking-expert-piano-tuner/

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When an adult piano student gets tendonitis from practicing Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, her injury leads to a lesson in piano technique: using the whole arm. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/01/30/tendonitis-piano-lessons-technique/

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In-depth research and testing found these piano apps to be the most helpful for amateur pianists and adult piano students to add to their practice routines. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/01/16/best-piano-apps-adult-students/

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How do you make yourself get real work done during piano practice sessions? The Music Journal app helps with time tracking, goal setting, and motivation. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2017/01/02/stop-wasting-time-piano/

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When an amateur pianist with a hearing loss forgets to turn on the music setting on her hearing aids during a recital, she has to stop the performance. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2016/12/06/hearing-loss-hearing-aids-piano-recital/
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