Musician Brings All The Cats To The Yard With Beautiful Piano Music

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Istanbul-based musician has proven to be quite the cat whisperer, after a video of him serenading his feline friend with piano music went viral. S...

Three Lessons Playing the Piano Has Taught Me About Maths And Life

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Many skills we learn in and out of school do not translate very well to other aspects of life. However, for me, playing the piano seems to be the exce...

Piano Lessons for My Son - Finding Ms Piano Lady Four

Daniel Powell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Daniel Powell

I don't want to be the kind of father that seeks to make up for his own shortcomings by hot-housing his kids, except that's exactly what I want to do when it comes to my sons learning music.

James Rhodes, Instrumental: A Powerful Memoir on Child Abuse and Classical Music

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With his autobiography Instrumental, James Rhodes may well have achieved the impossible - writing a first-hand account of child abuse and its terrible legacy that is not just desperately needed, but is also readable and, well, even funny.

Shane Doesn't Need a Push

Clayton Thomas | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clayton Thomas

Do people really understand what it's like to be the parent of a child prodigy? My son Shane Thomas has been hailed as Britain's Mozart and he started composing classical music, aged seven, just three weeks after he first sat at a piano. Since then I've come to realise that having a gifted child, presents you with many challenges and obstacles too.

'Autumn Statement? I'm Scared About Grade 4 Piano'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has revealed he is more daunted by a piano examination he is taking than next week's Autumn Statement, despite being criticised for his Commo...

Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully, Teaches The World Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing to be learned from this video, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Ryan is from Edmonton, Canada. He wears tracksuits, ha...

Damon Albarn Joins East End Pub Singers, The Gents, for a Good Old Fashioned knees-up. Long live pianos in pubs!

Kat Jackman | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Last week Damon Albarn finished performing at his own gig following the launch of his first solo album Everyday Robots and decided to join in the fun by singing a version of Parklife with these two naughty scamps. In this special case - their performance was filmed on an iPhone and the footage, as you would imagine, ended up on YouTube.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 4 April 2014... 1) HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is Maria Miller, the culture secre...

James Rhodes' One Man Classical Music Revolution Gathers Pace

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's not often that I get excited about a classical music concert. Too often they're staid and aloof. But it's all so different when James Rhodes is playing and this week sees him kicking off a packed schedule with a string of shows at Soho Theatre.

Robotic Fingers Can Play Piano Faster Than A Human

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

It won't win any classical awards or play the Royal Albert Hall but these maggoty-looking robotic fingers can actually play the piano faster than a hu...

UK City of Culture: A Retrospective

Neil Cowley | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cowley

So my year as 'Musician In Residence' in Derry-Londonderry, the UK City of Culture has come to an end. I have mixed feelings.

On The Nature Of Collaboration

Tom Hodge | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hodge

In many ways, having started my career writing music for pictures, almost all my work has been collaborative, whether it was with advertising creatives, film directors, or TV producers. From these experiences, I have learnt to look for a common 'language' between all the people involved.

He Who Dares

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

On first listen it's easy to compare Douglas Dare's melodic piano stylings to the likes of Blake or even the less sophisticated Tom Odell. But a closer inspection reveals the influence of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Jon Hopkins (in the tasteful beats that accompany his playing) or even the late Elliot Smith.

You Need To Hear This: New music from Erin K, Lucy Mason and Oli Wennink

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Musical gluttons, unite! We're here with another fine selection of amazing new talent for you to enjoy over the coming week. Our latest selection is...

A 'LegenDerry' Piano Pilgrimage

Neil Cowley | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cowley

But Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio show called and it made perfect sense to take the opportunity to big up this crazy city on air. Actually, this broadcast is not for his weekly Radio 2 show, but for a documentary he is doing for BBC Radio 4 called 'Piano Pilgrimage'. The premise of the show is to explore the changing fortunes of the 'home piano'.

VIDEO: 'Guitar Hero' For Real Life Pianos

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Tech

We've already got a real-life Guitar Hero - so why not a real-life Piano Hero, too? The Projected Instrument Augmentation System (PIANO) is the wor...

Meeting the Piano Man

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Outside of the mainstream of music, away from the Jessie Jays and the One Directions of this world, there have always been little underground pockets of music. One of the poster boys for the movement is the German composer, producer and pianist Nils Frahm.

Review: James Rhodes, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The show itself was almost like a James Rhodes' mixtape - a collection of short pieces from a range of James' favourite composers. Indeed even the man himself hinted at such an approach when he stood up next to his piano and bashfully said that the theme he'd picked for the evening was "Love", surely the only true reason any mixtape has been made?

Turkey Protests: Piano Replaces Tear Gas As Musicians Play In Taksim Square (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

A duo of musicians brought some welcome calm to Taksim Square on Wednesday night after a grand piano was wheeled into nearby Gezi Park. Thousands ...

The Other Girl: Alicia Witt in London

Patric Morgan | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Patric Morgan

For any true artist, especially one who invests so much time in their work, there has to be a goal, something that drives them. Alicia's fans in the UK have been pestering her to visit Blighty for years. And sure enough, she's hopped on a plane to bring her music directly to them in person.

WATCH: 13 Kids Who Can Really Rock

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

If you're anxious about your own guitar/piano/singing skills, then you may not want to click through our 13-strong video gallery of kids who can rock....

What Is Dazzling Technique?

Paul Hewitt | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

I am often frustrated with the way critics talk about pianists; one, including this particular critic, often describes the pianist in critique as havi...