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I started taking piano lessons when I was eight years old. Playing the piano wasn’t easy for me. I have always been musical, but I relied on my ears to pick out melodies more than sight reading (a.k.a reading the notes on the page and playing what was composed). It took me months to learn some of the songs I played.
Playing the piano was a significant part of my life for about 12 years. Taking piano lessons for so long shaped who I am today. Studies show taking music lessons gives kids many benefits, beyond having an appreciation for music. Even taking lessons as an adult can give you many benefits as well.
A few times in my travels (and at home too) I’ve noticed colourful street pianos. Most are available for anyone to play. I always love seeing these pianos. They show how music and art can come together in a public setting. Here are a few that I’ve seen.
New York City
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While all these pianos were available to play (except the decorative New Orleans one), I can’t guarantee they were in tune. The pianos featured here may not be available anymore, but there are other pianos available to play in other cities around the world. I know the one in New York was part of the Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos.
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Have you seen any colourful pianos on your travels? Which of these is your favourite?