Did you know…?

Did you know that Bach wrote part of The Well-Tempered Clavier while he was in jail?

Did you know that Mozart wasn’t poor, despite what we’ve been told? He earned a middle-class income and paid for his son to attend a private school alongside the children of royalty.

Did you know that you can listen to a recording of Johannes Brahms playing one of his piano pieces?

Did you know that Bob Dylan said “polkas get my blood boiling?”

Did you know Richard Nixon was a pianist and composer?

Did you know that jazz pianists Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea are both excellent drummers?

Did you know Alicia Keys sometimes takes classical piano lessons while on tour?

Did you know that the piano was originally called the pianoforte, which simply meant “soft-loud.” (Hey, let’s go play the soft-loud!)

Did you know that you can accomplish much more than you think?

 If you know a teen who’s thinking of quitting piano, read this if you want to keep them interested in playing.

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