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His gifted musicianship helped turn him into a global superstar, but Sir Elton John is living without a piano for the first time during quarantine.

Elton, 73 - who has played piano from a very young and started lessons when he was seven - joked: 'I have to be quarantined in the only house I have ever been in without a piano.'

He had to use his son's keyboard.

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His gifted musicianship helped turn him into a global superstar, but Sir Elton John is living without a piano for the first time during quarantine.

Elton, 73 - who has played piano from a very young and started lessons when he was seven - joked: 'I have to be quarantined in the only house I have ever been in without a piano.'

He had to use his son's keyboard.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #EltonJohn #keyboard #quarantined

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From the SSO archives, recordings of the father of Singapore classical music, Leong Yoon Pin (5 Aug 1932 - 13 April 2011).

On Wed 8 Apr, we will publish videos featuring the music of Leong Yoon Pin, performed by the SSO.

#sso #livestream #orchestra... See More

From the SSO archives, recordings of the father of Singapore classical music, Leong Yoon Pin (5 Aug 1932 - 13 April 2011).

On Wed 8 Apr, we will publish videos featuring the music of Leong Yoon Pin, performed by the SSO.

#sso #livestream #orchestra #composer #covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited

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The health and safety of all Trinity candidates, examiners and staff is our absolute priority. Therefore, due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all exams and awards with immediate effect.

Trinity is committed to supporting the hard work of candidates and teachers around the world. We know the amount of time and effort involved in preparing for our assessments, and how disappointing it will be to have to postpone exams.

We are therefore... See More

The health and safety of all Trinity candidates, examiners and staff is our absolute priority. Therefore, due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all exams and awards with immediate effect.

Trinity is committed to supporting the hard work of candidates and teachers around the world. We know the amount of time and effort involved in preparing for our assessments, and how disappointing it will be to have to postpone exams.

We are therefore working on a number of exciting new initiatives that will enable candidates for certain examinations to submit work digitally during this difficult period.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #TrinityCollegeLondon #tcl #exam #teacher #parent #PianoTeacher

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Due to the government closure of work places, our offices will be closed from 7 April to 4 May. We will be unable to answer telephone calls during this time. If you need to contact us please email su-san@abrsm.ac.uk.

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Due to the government closure of work places, our offices will be closed from 7 April to 4 May. We will be unable to answer telephone calls during this time. If you need to contact us please email su-san@abrsm.ac.uk.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #abrsm

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"It definitely feels deeply odd to be thinking about an album rollout at this time," reflects pianist Aaron Parks. "But on the other hand, as a listener and as somebody who's affected by this as well, I know how much I'm needing to get my mind off of this."

Parks, a leading jazz pianist, is speaking by phone from his mother's house in Putnam County, N.Y., where he and his wife have relocated for the time being. He's referring, of course, to the widespread anxiety and disruption caused... See More

"It definitely feels deeply odd to be thinking about an album rollout at this time," reflects pianist Aaron Parks. "But on the other hand, as a listener and as somebody who's affected by this as well, I know how much I'm needing to get my mind off of this."

Parks, a leading jazz pianist, is speaking by phone from his mother's house in Putnam County, N.Y., where he and his wife have relocated for the time being. He's referring, of course, to the widespread anxiety and disruption caused by the coronavirus — a story that has unfolded just as he prepares to release a new album, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man. The cognitive dissonance of a promotional cycle in the face of a global pandemic isn't lost on him.

#AaronParks #album #release #jazz #covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome

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"Reflections of Passion" by Yanni.

Comments from a YouTube users: "Great tribute to Father by Yanni. Gratitude is reflected in the eyes of his Father!"

#yanni #performing #AlbertHall #live... See More

"Reflections of Passion" by Yanni.

Comments from a YouTube users: "Great tribute to Father by Yanni. Gratitude is reflected in the eyes of his Father!"

#yanni #performing #AlbertHall #live #tribute

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A video of Brian Tyler conducting the Raiders of the Lost Ark March composed by John Williams in concert at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

#BrianTyler #JohnWilliams #RoyceHall #orchestra... See More

A video of Brian Tyler conducting the Raiders of the Lost Ark March composed by John Williams in concert at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

#BrianTyler #JohnWilliams #RoyceHall #orchestra #performing #concert

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Bollywood celebs are keeping themselves, as well as their fans, entertained amid the 21-day lockdown by trying out new activities and sharing glimpses on social media. While some are taking up various challenges by their co-stars, others are learning how to play musical instruments.

Actor Hrithik Roshan shared a video on Instagram in which he can be seen playing a piano.

The video begins with the actor saying, "Hi guys, it is the 7th day of lockdown, I just hope you guys are... See More

Bollywood celebs are keeping themselves, as well as their fans, entertained amid the 21-day lockdown by trying out new activities and sharing glimpses on social media. While some are taking up various challenges by their co-stars, others are learning how to play musical instruments.

Actor Hrithik Roshan shared a video on Instagram in which he can be seen playing a piano.

The video begins with the actor saying, "Hi guys, it is the 7th day of lockdown, I just hope you guys are using your time to learn something new every single day." He then appreciates the kids who are attempting to learn new things in the period of lockdown.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #HrithikRoshan #bollywood #celebrity

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With most Hongkongers staying home to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Ming’s Piano lost 70 per cent of its normal operating profit during its worst month in February since the outbreak started in the city.

But the music instruction centre recently managed to get some students in front of carefully sterilised keyboards in mobile classrooms made by loading pianos onto special trucks.The centre’s first “piano truck” hit the road on February 20, 2020, and since then two... See More

With most Hongkongers staying home to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Ming’s Piano lost 70 per cent of its normal operating profit during its worst month in February since the outbreak started in the city.

But the music instruction centre recently managed to get some students in front of carefully sterilised keyboards in mobile classrooms made by loading pianos onto special trucks.The centre’s first “piano truck” hit the road on February 20, 2020, and since then two others have been rolled out to reach students across Hong Kong.

The company is now looking ahead to a post-pandemic future, and planning to keep the trucks moving for the convenience of their students.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #mobile #teacher #parent #lesson

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With most Hongkongers staying home to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Ming’s Piano lost 70 per cent of its normal operating profit during its worst month in February since the outbreak started in the city. But the music instruction centre recently managed to get some students in front of carefully sterilised keyboards in mobile classrooms made by loading pianos onto special trucks.

The centre’s first “piano truck” hit the road on February 20, 2020, and since then two... See More

With most Hongkongers staying home to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Ming’s Piano lost 70 per cent of its normal operating profit during its worst month in February since the outbreak started in the city. But the music instruction centre recently managed to get some students in front of carefully sterilised keyboards in mobile classrooms made by loading pianos onto special trucks.

The centre’s first “piano truck” hit the road on February 20, 2020, and since then two others have been rolled out to reach students across Hong Kong. The company is now looking ahead to a post-pandemic future, and planning to keep the trucks moving for the convenience of their students.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #mobile #parent #teacher #lesson

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Pianist plays concert for her neighborhood in an effort to lift morale during coronavirus outbreak. California neighbors gather at a distance on balconies and in driveways to listen and sing along.

Date of Performance: Mar 17, 2020

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing... See More

Pianist plays concert for her neighborhood in an effort to lift morale during coronavirus outbreak. California neighbors gather at a distance on balconies and in driveways to listen and sing along.

Date of Performance: Mar 17, 2020

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #performing #live

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Lark Knowles had to do everything she could to keep it together.

The San Clemente musician is a trained dueling pianist, an artist who knows how to keep the crowd engaged and entertained – but this moment was unlike any she had experienced.

Neighbors slowly trickled from their houses to watch and listen as her voice belted down the quaint street, her performance done from her driveway.

Some brought out chairs and blankets and glasses of wine. Other watched from their... See More

Lark Knowles had to do everything she could to keep it together.

The San Clemente musician is a trained dueling pianist, an artist who knows how to keep the crowd engaged and entertained – but this moment was unlike any she had experienced.

Neighbors slowly trickled from their houses to watch and listen as her voice belted down the quaint street, her performance done from her driveway.

Some brought out chairs and blankets and glasses of wine. Other watched from their balconies or the tailgate of their truck.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #performing #live

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Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his.

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.

Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal... See More

Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his.

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.

Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

#movie #disney #pixar #trailer #jazz #teacher

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There are many articles on Covid-19 Singapore Government reliefs, but none are written for music teachers.

“What reliefs can I get?”
“How to apply?”
“Do I qualify or not?”

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing... See More

There are many articles on Covid-19 Singapore Government reliefs, but none are written for music teachers.

“What reliefs can I get?”
“How to apply?”
“Do I qualify or not?”

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #support #finance

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[Latest Update]
- "Face-to-face tuition, music lessons, dance classes, sports training and other such activities will all be put on hold."

[Piano Teachers]
- Subscribe to our "Piano Teacher Support Group" WhatsApp Broadcast to receive the latest information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) affecting your teaching and more.
- https://www.thepiano.sg/teacher/whatsapp

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[Latest Update]
- "Face-to-face tuition, music lessons, dance classes, sports training and other such activities will all be put on hold."

[Piano Teachers]
- Subscribe to our "Piano Teacher Support Group" WhatsApp Broadcast to receive the latest information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) affecting your teaching and more.
- https://www.thepiano.sg/teacher/whatsapp

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #SGUnited #parent #teacher #PianoTeachers #lesson #support

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A Russian pianist has played to an empty concert hall with the hope to support those in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was backed by the Russian Ministry of Culture, seeing musician Denis Matsuev play out to empty seats during a live broadcast of his show at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, in Moscow, on Friday.

The country has been advised to suspend public events due to Covid-19, but that hasn’t stopped the 44-year-old from trying to bring joy to those... See More

A Russian pianist has played to an empty concert hall with the hope to support those in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was backed by the Russian Ministry of Culture, seeing musician Denis Matsuev play out to empty seats during a live broadcast of his show at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, in Moscow, on Friday.

The country has been advised to suspend public events due to Covid-19, but that hasn’t stopped the 44-year-old from trying to bring joy to those stuck indoors.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #DenisMatsuev #Tchaikovsky #concert #performing

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Over the past few days, everyone around me seems to have caught on to Zoom, the Silicon Valley–based videoconferencing software company.

My elementary school–age kids are using it to keep in touch with their teachers while their school is shut down, and my septuagenarian aunt, under orders to “shelter in place” in the San Francisco Bay Area, reported that her weekly piano lessons will now take place over Zoom as well (as she marveled via text message: “Zoom—who knew?”).

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Over the past few days, everyone around me seems to have caught on to Zoom, the Silicon Valley–based videoconferencing software company.

My elementary school–age kids are using it to keep in touch with their teachers while their school is shut down, and my septuagenarian aunt, under orders to “shelter in place” in the San Francisco Bay Area, reported that her weekly piano lessons will now take place over Zoom as well (as she marveled via text message: “Zoom—who knew?”).

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #zoom #lesson #teacher #parent

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Due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, Juilliard has taken the unprecedented step of going to remote learning for the rest of the semester and all public performances and activities have been canceled through May 23.

Our decision to take these actions is guided by the recommendations of our local and national government and health authorities.

By following the social distancing policies that are being put in place around the world, we will do our part to limit the... See More

Due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, Juilliard has taken the unprecedented step of going to remote learning for the rest of the semester and all public performances and activities have been canceled through May 23.

Our decision to take these actions is guided by the recommendations of our local and national government and health authorities.

By following the social distancing policies that are being put in place around the world, we will do our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #Juilliard

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The Orchestra at The Phantom Of The Opera in London saw a Tweet from Andrew Lloyd Webber playing “All I Ask Of You” from isolation.

As a response to this, every member of the orchestra individually contributed a video, audio or photo from isolation to show their support and respect for Andrew.

#covid19 #coronavirus... See More

The Orchestra at The Phantom Of The Opera in London saw a Tweet from Andrew Lloyd Webber playing “All I Ask Of You” from isolation.

As a response to this, every member of the orchestra individually contributed a video, audio or photo from isolation to show their support and respect for Andrew.

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #AndrewLloydWebber #orchestra #phantom #musical #PhantomOfTheOpera

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With the latest advisories and safety measures announced today at 4pm by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, more and more piano teachers are likely to conduct their piano lessons online.

Most workplaces will be closed from next Tuesday (April 7) and all schools will move to full home-based learning a day later, as Singapore puts in place a "circuit breaker" to pre-empt escalating coronavirus infections, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

"First, stay at home, as much as possible... See More

With the latest advisories and safety measures announced today at 4pm by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, more and more piano teachers are likely to conduct their piano lessons online.

Most workplaces will be closed from next Tuesday (April 7) and all schools will move to full home-based learning a day later, as Singapore puts in place a "circuit breaker" to pre-empt escalating coronavirus infections, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

"First, stay at home, as much as possible."

"Second, avoid socialising with others beyond your own household," he said, adding that people should avoid visiting even their extended families who are not staying with them, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable."

"Third, people should go out only to do essential things."

"The spirit of these measures is to get all of us to minimise physical contact," he said. "If we don't go out, if we avoid contact with others, then the virus won't be able to spread. It is as simple as that."

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #teacher #parent #lesson

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⭐️YOU'RE INVITED⭐️ We'd like to invite you to a concert this Saturday 4 Apr, 7.30pm, online on our YouTube.

It's a YouTube Premiere - of Mahler's monumental Resurrection Symphony, recorded live on 26 Jan 2019 at the Esplanade. The occasion was the final concert of Lan Shui with us, as our Music Director.

This will be the first time we've released this video for public viewing, and we'll be there to chat with you 'live'. Please join us - you'll want to stay for the 10-minute... See More

⭐️YOU'RE INVITED⭐️ We'd like to invite you to a concert this Saturday 4 Apr, 7.30pm, online on our YouTube.

It's a YouTube Premiere - of Mahler's monumental Resurrection Symphony, recorded live on 26 Jan 2019 at the Esplanade. The occasion was the final concert of Lan Shui with us, as our Music Director.

This will be the first time we've released this video for public viewing, and we'll be there to chat with you 'live'. Please join us - you'll want to stay for the 10-minute standing ovation!

#covid19 #coronavirus #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #sso #Mahler #symphony #orchestra #LanShui

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A doctor lifted the mood inside a hospital in Italy when playing a piano rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now at the end of a shift battling coronavirus.

Christian Mongiard works in the high-intensity medicine unit at Circolo di Varese Hospital and volunteered to aid patients suffering from Covid-19.

On Saturday, when heading to buy a sandwich in the northern Italian hospital, he spotted the piano and performed an impromptu song to an isolated waiting room whilst still... See More

A doctor lifted the mood inside a hospital in Italy when playing a piano rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now at the end of a shift battling coronavirus.

Christian Mongiard works in the high-intensity medicine unit at Circolo di Varese Hospital and volunteered to aid patients suffering from Covid-19.

On Saturday, when heading to buy a sandwich in the northern Italian hospital, he spotted the piano and performed an impromptu song to an isolated waiting room whilst still wearing his protective mask and scrubs.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #doctor #Queen #hospital

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I am sad to share with you that I need to cancel my remaining solo tour dates in Europe.

Unfortunately, due to the current climate of uncertainty, and related logistical challenges, it is not possible for me to continue the tour – indeed six of my concerts have already been cancelled by venues who are having to respond to various governmental guidelines.

This new recital program is very close to my heart, and I will work on finding opportunities to share it with my fans in... See More

I am sad to share with you that I need to cancel my remaining solo tour dates in Europe.

Unfortunately, due to the current climate of uncertainty, and related logistical challenges, it is not possible for me to continue the tour – indeed six of my concerts have already been cancelled by venues who are having to respond to various governmental guidelines.

This new recital program is very close to my heart, and I will work on finding opportunities to share it with my fans in Europe sometime in the future. I

’m sending love and healing energy to everyone affected by the Coronavirus and other illnesses in Europe and across the globe, including in my home country of China.

Take care of yourselves, and each other. - Yuja

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #YujaWang #concert #recital

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It’s the heartwarming combination that never fails to eke out a smile. Catto, meet piano...

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been playing the piano for his cat as he self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s just what the whole world needs right now.

In the video, the 82-year-old actor serenades his furry companion with a slow piano improvisation, as the relaxed feline sits on his lap and enjoys the performance.

Instead of a round of applause(paws), the four-legged... See More

It’s the heartwarming combination that never fails to eke out a smile. Catto, meet piano...

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been playing the piano for his cat as he self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s just what the whole world needs right now.

In the video, the 82-year-old actor serenades his furry companion with a slow piano improvisation, as the relaxed feline sits on his lap and enjoys the performance.

Instead of a round of applause(paws), the four-legged listener shows its appreciation through some lovely, heavy purring.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #StayAtHome #AnthonyHopkins #cat