A Canberra music teacher has taken a novel approach to piano practice by having her young students put on a concert for the elderly residents of a retirement home.
Music thanatology, a subset of palliative care, uses harp at a patient’s bedside, most often as they are dying. Werner bases the music off of the patient’s breathing and other physiological changes.
Singer/songwriter Jared Campbell said he was in sixth grade when he received his first guitar, beginning the path to where he is today. With a guitar in hand, Campbell used his music to motivate soon-to-be sixth graders of the Canandaigua Middle School.
Frieda Hart, going strong at 93, has put up a medley of impressive numbers. She started teaching piano at age 16 in 1938. That’s 78 years ago. Even now, she has three teens who come by her Town of Waukesha home every week for a lesson.
A grand piano that was damaged by the earthquake-triggered tsunami in March 2011 will be displayed in Ishinomaki in the prefecture of Miyagi this month, after repair work is completed.
May we introduce you to Galop-Marche for eight hands? The perfect party piece for the kind of party where there’s a piano and four accomplished pianists hanging around.
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