Love all things piano? Whether you dabble on the keys in your spare time, spend hours on the bench practicing to become the next virtuoso, teach piano for a living, or simply enjoy listening to Beethoven’s best, we can all agree — the piano is an amazing instrument!
So now it’s time to celebrate, with September 1st marking the start of National Piano Month, a holiday started in 1991 by the National Piano Foundation. Ready to celebrate with us? Here are some ideas…
- Learn about the history of the piano, in this comprehensive series from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Check out different types of pianos, in this interactive online museum.
- Get creative with these kid-friendly craft ideas for your piano room.
- Try something new in your practice routine with these fun ways to practice scales.
- Join the piano community in laughing at these 15 struggles piano players know all too well!
- Having trouble with a tough piece? Try this fun piano exercise to get back on track.
- Spend some time learning a musical genre you may not be super familiar with — for example, get familiar with ragtime!
- Challenge yourself to improve your music-reading speed.
- Learn a new song with these 8 awesome YouTube piano tutorials.
- Test your knowledge of modern-day songs that borrow from classical pieces (even Dave Matthews and Weezer!).
- Check out our infographic to find out if your child is ready to begin piano lessons!
- Step outside your comfort zone and spice up your piano practice with something new.
- Consider getting involved in a piano competition.
- Master those big piano leaps with these helpful tips.
- And parents, make sure you celebrate National Piano Month along with your kids! Check out our tips to support your young, aspiring musician.
Readers, how are YOU celebrating National Piano Month? Let us know in the comments!