How Emanuel Ax Makes Piano Practice Less of a Drag

Emanuel Ax is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He’s also been the main duo recital partner of cellist Yo-Yo Ma since 1973. You would think Ax, 68, would have more than just a few tidbits of advice for aspiring pianists. Lifehacker took a break from their seething journalism to look …

The Great Piano Debate

by Brian Nelson Acoustic or Digital? Gluten or gluten-free? You need a piano. Probably sooner rather than later. You’ve found the right piano teacher, so the only thing left is finding a piano. Maybe you’re already cruising Facebook or Nextdoor looking for a bargain. If you’re in a rush, here’s my 25 words or less version of this post, especially …

Adult Learning: Can You Learn to Play in Instrument at 40?

Adult Learning: Can You Learn to Play in Instrument at 40? Q&A with Psychologist Gary Marcus By Maia Szalavitz, Time Magazine, (May 11, 2012) Have you got zero musical talent, but a burning desire to play? NYU psychologist Marcus says there’s hope for everyone. Can someone with no musical talent learn to play guitar as an adult? That’s what New York University psychology professor …