Yesterday I was wondering why I felt such resistance to getting my compositions out of my head and onto the keyboard. So, as I sat at my piano to compose, I was really listening to that voice in my head, the one that usually says, “You can do this later.”
Have you always wanted to play the piano, but just never got around to it? Have you missed your opportunity to experience the joy of making music?
I have a few things to say about the subject. Continue reading “Am I Too Old?” »
I’ve always known that I’m “different,” and I recently read an article that might explain why.
I’m a pianist. And I’ve been one since I was old enough to pull myself up onto the creaky chair at the piano in my parents’ living room in Yerevan, Armenia.
What makes us pianists different from other people, and, specifically, from other musicians? Our brains work in a unique way, thanks to the demands that learning to play the piano place on our cognitive processes.
I’m not a scientist, though I do love science. So, I will summarize the findings stated in the article in my own, musician-brained, way. Continue reading “Yup, We’re Different!” »