This is a student post written by Alison
I started to play the piano when I was six. Before I took lessons, I taught myself how to play scales and other things. My older sister, who already took piano lessons, helped me learn the notes and key signatures.
I have been playing for two years. I know a lot of songs and a few scales.
A piano is an extremely interesting instrument. It is a string instrument. The piano has short strings for the high notes and long strings for low notes. It has soft “hammers” to bump the strings and the strings vibrate to make a noise. You can play loud and soft by hitting the key harder or softer.
I think that the piano is a fun instrument to play, but you need lots of practice. I play after school. After I’m done practicing I like to fool around and make up my own songs.
Here is a video of two songs that I can play; The Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini and Musette by J.S. Bach.