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Strengthen your piano skills with this Udemy course for less than $10


TL;DR: While social distancing, use your time indoors to work on your piano skills with the Piano For All course for $9.99, a 95% savings as of May 13. It's been a little over a year since Marie Kondo's tidying up method took over the world, but people are still following her tips -- especially while social distancing. Spending more time at home has everyone either baking or cleaning so it's likely that you've been walking around your home deciding what you should keep and what you should get rid of. If a piano or keyboard is one of things you've been avoiding answering the question of whether to toss it (wrong choice) or actually learn how to play it (right choice), we have your answer. For just $9.99, you can finally put the beautiful instrument to use and reach an intermediate playing level in no time.

Missouri State University to Spend $1.6M for Steinway Pianos

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The university's Board of Governors recently signed off on the plan to purchase the pianos designed by Steinway & Sons, the Springfield News-Leader reported . The 52 pianos will be delivered this fall and paid over a seven-year period. Funding for the pianos came from private donations, university funds and a college enrollment fee.

This $35 online piano training is the next best thing to in-person lessons


William Shakespeare allegedly churned out King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra while isolated during a plague outbreak. Or, at least, that's what everyone on the internet's been pointing out since the coronavirus broke out. While we don't expect you to be Shakespeare, being isolated at home doesn't have to be a miserable experience. It has the potential to be one of the most creative periods of your life if you let it. Not sure how to get those creative juices flowing?

One's Smart Piano helped me play, but not understand


As a kid, I was given a book about a famous doctor who may or may not have been Albert Schweitzer. The first chapter is how he, as a young boy, learned the value of practice from his music teacher. It was a lesson he learned early enough to become not only a virtuoso musician but also a physician and philosopher. I suspect I was given the tome as a way of encouraging me to practice the piano in the hope of becoming as good as ol' Albo. That might be because I've never been one to practice too much.

Cutting the Cord: Hit the books with The Great Courses on Amazon Prime

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The Great Courses Signature Collection has landed on Amazon Video. Amazon's streaming video service has become a destination for binge-watching TV series, such as The Wire, Justified and original shows like Mozart in the Jungle. Now it's a place to learn about ancient history, religion and Mozart himself. The latest available add-on subscription to Amazon Prime -- or the monthly Amazon Video service -- is The Great Courses Signature Collection, consisting of 87 courses covering subjects such as philosophy, ancient and modern history, photography, professional development, science and cooking. Amazon Prime members ( 99 annually or 10.99 monthly, includes video and free shipping) and subscribers to Amazon Video ( 8.99 monthly) can add the collection for 7.99 monthly.