Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano. I find it a little grating.
Well, I was interested in playing the piano from as early as I can remember.
The primary one being, like I said, I don't like rock 'n' roll piano.
So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had, about three years total of piano lessons, off and on.
Piano is like drudgery.
I don't like piano solos.
You have to really concentrate on piano or acting. You can't do both.
I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.
I play piano and guitar. Acoustic guitar. I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard. I could never play a lead to save my life.
Oddly, when I started to make the record, I wasn't aware I was making a record. I just was sort of disgusted with the whole thing and sequestered myself in the basement and started playing the piano just for something to do.
We owned an ancient music roll piano and a cheap guitar, these were my toys and I was encouraged to play and sing whenever the spirit took me.
I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7, mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.
I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano, or to put in a recording studio, or something like that.
I've written lots of songs on the piano. My mother had a piano and it was the first instrument I played.
I play the piano a lot at home. I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage. I don't think I'll get the chance for a while.
My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public.
Bud Powell's probably the biggest influence on my piano playing.
The way it works The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.
I haven't written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you're likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do.
I have never applied myself to learn a piece of music away from the instrument. I sit down at the piano, read a bar, then play it.
All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.