Essays Tagged: "piano lessons"

Robert Schumann

in exchange for board and lodging at theSchumann home.At the age of seven Robert received his first piano lessons, fromJohann Gottfried Kuntzsch, organist at St. Mary's Church, and schoolmasterat the ... ure-time study.Nevertheless, Robert was soon improvising, and even composing a set ofdances for the piano.Robert's musical talent was recognized by his father. He bought anexpensive Streicher grand pi ...

(5 pages) 83 0 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

A biography of composer Gustav Holst (1874-1914).

came a fashionable harp teacher. Holst's father Adolph, a pianist, organist and choirmaster, taught piano lessons and gave recitals; his mother, who died when Gustav was only eight, was a singer. Hols ... citals; his mother, who died when Gustav was only eight, was a singer. Holst was taught to play the piano and violin, and began to compose when he was about twelve.Holst was deeply influenced by count ...

(2 pages) 33 1 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Ansel Adams life and two analysis of his photographs.

sco, California. Ansel took an interest in music at an early age. He taught himself how to play the piano and enjoyed the surroundings of nature. In 1916, he and his parents went on a trip to Yosemite ... ns, photography and music. In 1920, he decided to become a concert pianist. For seven years he gave piano lessons and concerts. After viewing Paul Strand's wonderful work, Adams decided to switch care ...

(3 pages) 106 0 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Elton John's Biography

nald Kenneth Dwight. He was born on the 25th of March 1947 in Middlesex, England. He started taking piano lessons at the age of four at the Royal Academy of Music, which launched his talent. This led ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Frederic Chopin

1861. She was a farming girl, well educated, and a homemaker during their marriage. She played the piano. His father and mother got married in June of 1806. Frederic had three sisters and no brothers ... ere Louise, Isabella, and Emilia.Frederic was in love with music at a young age. He started getting piano lessons when he was six. His teacher was Czech and his name was Wojceich Zywny. He based his t ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

[Viva Voce on Andrea Bocelli]--How is his music linked with both the pop and opera styles?

in his genre of light classical vocals. He has also made inroads into the world of opera.Beginning piano lessons at the age of six, he later added flute and saxophone. Bocelli was born with poor eyes ...

(6 pages) 20 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Tito Puente: "The King of Latin Music."

ctory, while Ercilia Puente, Tito's mother, noticed his son's musical talent as she enrolled him in piano lessons for 25 cents when he was seven. As child he also went to dance lessons and played base ... until he injured his ankle in a bicycle accident. Although Puente started in his musical talent in piano his true love was in percussion. His idol Gene Krupa, who was a drummer, influenced Puente to ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

A family life.

Having studied piano since she was in junior high school. my wife gave piano lessons to the children of the neighbo ...

(3 pages) 22 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Summary of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds."

fails in every attempt. While watching television one night, Ni-Kan's mother sees a boy playing the piano and decides this will be the perfect talent for Ni-Kan. She is forced by her mother to learn t ... o learn to play from an old deaf man. In rebellion Ni-Kan does not put any effort into learning the piano. She then performs at a recital, plays poorly, and embarrasses herself and her mother. The day ...

(1 pages) 18 0 2.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pianist David Hetrick

y good friends was married and had a pianist play at his wedding. The pianist happened to be my old piano teacher. For my second cultural music event write up I have decided to write about the musicia ... I have decided to write about the musician named David Hetrick. David Hetrick has been playing the piano since he was five years old. David Hetrick gave piano lessons when he was eight years old. Thi ...

(1 pages) 7 0 1.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Freddie Mercury And His Aids

tended boarding school in Panchgani, just outside Bombay. While in Boarding school he began to take piano lessons. When Freddie was 17 his parents and younger sister Kashmira moved to England. Freddie ...

(1 pages) 907 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duke Elington

e head with a bat. His mother thought that baseball was too dangerous to play, so she made him take piano lessons instead. Edward was not interested in playing the piano, so the lessons stopped. Edwar ... rd was not interested in playing the piano, so the lessons stopped. Edward didn?t start playing the piano seriously until he was in high school. He taught himself how to play, and learned the popular ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Mother of "Two Kinds", a book by Amy Tan

lfishness. As mentioned above, the reason why the mother made her daughter take tests and learn the piano was not for her well-being, but rather, to fulfill her (the mother's) goals, that being, makin ... en "Three days after watching the Ed Sullivan Show, my mother told me what my schedule would be for piano lessons and piano practice…" (Page 376), and, when bragging about her daughter's talent ...

(2 pages) 61 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Two kinds by amy tan

i loses interest in becoming a prodigy, her mother continues to push her on. She decides to arrange piano lessons for Jing-Mei without consulting her first. In doing these things, Jing-Mei's mother wa ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Drop Out Of School

Suzy was feeling very stressed! She had to juggle school, soccer, piano lessons, and her household chores not to mention she was only in the eighth grade. Suzy felt t ...

(2 pages) 495 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Family Situation

they did. They both took etiquette classes for years to teach them how to be little ladies and had piano lessons once a week. Kristine was always less willing to give her all when it came to extra cu ...

(2 pages) 475 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Keller was an influence on Paul's development as a young man.

d the atrocities of the Nazi regime and afterwards tried to find refuge in Darwin. Keller, the only piano teacher in Darwin was asked to teach Paul. Paul finds his teacher's methods absurdly eccentric ... teacher's methods absurdly eccentric and his attitude humiliatingly less than reverent. During the piano lessons, Keller teaches Paul lessons about life (as well as music) , for instance; "we must no ...

(3 pages) 36 2 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Zlata's Diary" Essay

ld girl living in Sarajevo. Her life is perfect and she comes from a high-class family. She is into piano lessons, friends, school, music, etc. Suddenly she looses all of that due to a horrifying expe ...

(3 pages) 2518 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Life of Jerry Garcia

ld, preceded by Clifford Ramon "Tiff" Garcia. Jerry was influenced by music at an early age, taking piano lessons for much of his childhood. His father was a retired professional musician and his moth ... of his childhood. His father was a retired professional musician and his mother enjoyed playing the piano.(Grateful Dead).Many tragic events occurred during Jerry's lifetime before his musical career ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Wife Swap Comparison Essay

e, are accustomed to the daily practice of school, homework, and extracurricular activities such as piano lessons and ballet.The life styles of the Long and Fowler families are distinctly different. T ...

(3 pages) 5 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays