Category: "Miscellany & Merriment"


Wishing you a HAPPY PIANO DAY, every day!

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Piano lovers, it’s that special International Piano Day time of year again! We have celebrated Piano Day in many ways in the past with shared lists of unusual pianos, collections of all things piano and more. This year, to commemorate…

Learn to Love Jazz

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Next time you’re with a group of people who are at all interested in music, insert the word “jazz” into the conversation and observe how they respond. For every person who pricks up their ears, there will probably be a…

Growing up Simply – My Childhood Experience of Musicality

Written by Leon Moore on

I can recall countless fond memories of growing up in a household that was filled with music. I would get home from school and my dad, who was a music educator, would have anywhere from one to ten students in…

Happy Songs, Part 2 – “1234”

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Feist might be the only artist on my lists of both the saddest songs and the happiest songs ever. I’ll resist talking about the heartbreaking track “The Limit To Your Love”, because this is a series about happy songs – but…

The Piano – A Common Subject in Famous Paintings

Written by Stephanie Iadanza on

I have spent my lifetime learning and exposing myself to the arts on all levels (paintings, music, dance – any way I could really). Being exposed to so much variety was a greater gift than I knew at the time. I…