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Smarter Living: It's National Piano Month!

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Happy Piano Month! What...you didn't know September was Piano Month (it is also National Yoga Month and National Chicken Month)? It is...and would you know, by mere coinickydink, my daughter starts piano lessons this month. Pretty cool, huh? She's been asking to learn for a while, but they say the best time to start is around 5 years old, so now that she's five (and a quarter), she's starting to plunk those keys with real instruction.

To help her out, I've been trying to play tons of music. All featuring great piano guys. Of course, the classical stand-bys - Chopin and Mozart  -- are in heavy rotation, as has the soundtrack to Shine (the movie about pianist David Heltgoff), but there are all different kinds of fabulous piano greats in all genres of music. If your kids are into the piano or just for kicks, check out whom I've been playing for her.  

Dave Brubeck

Billy Joel

Ray Charles

Chick Corea

Nora Jones

Diana Krall

Thelonius Monk

Alicia Keys

John Legend

Elton John

Regina Spektor

Jerry Lee Lewis

Do your kids take piano lessons? Do you play piano?

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bether89
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

 I play the piano and my 9 year old son has been learning a little from me.

jendawn1
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:23 AM
No I don't. She doesn't either.
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

We have a piano.I taught myself a few songs

momma-flynn
by Greta on Sep. 4, 2012 at 9:05 AM
My dd takes lessons from my mom
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othermom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM

No we don't take piano lessons and none of us can play

Juniper53098
by June on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I've done a little bit with my 3 yr old.  She loves music, but doesn't quite have the sense of the beat, yet.

ethans_momma06
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Mine will one day.

KaylaMillar
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM
I did when I was little. I plan on starting mine in it when their old enough
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I took lessons on and off throughout my childhood. I intend for my son to take at least a year of lessons to get a good grasp on musical theory.
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