Did you know that pianos were one of the first musical instruments families bought for their homes in the early part of the 20th century? And while they’ve gotten smaller and more compact and even ended up as digital representations on touch screens, their shape has...

So back in the day, bad musicians were publicly shamed using a medieval torture device called the "Shame Flute." The contraption, which is essentially a heavy iron flute – although you probably wouldn’t want to play it – was shackled to the musician’s neck. The musician’s...

It’s a new year and with that comes New Year's resolutions. One of the more popular resolutions is learning to play a musical instrument. That might be YOUR resolution this year! Here’s a great video about the power of musical gifts that we...

Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston was recently quoted in a cool story about holiday traditions. His part was about music and his own family and he said: "As it turns out my daughter as she was growing up (she’s a freshman in college now) always...

A hospital in Taiwan has installed a ‘piano staircase’, encouraging patients and staff to take the stairs and get more exercise. According to news sources, the staircase, found at Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital in Taiwan, stretches 11 stories and each individual stair plays a note...

Did you know that your brain can recognize a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds? A new study from University College London reports that our favorite tunes are deeply held in our minds. For this study, researchers at the UCL Ear Institute wanted to find...

Thousands of people are having fun learning how to play their favorite songs on the piano with Scott Houston’s Piano in a Flash online method. One question Scott gets frequently involves chord movements or jumps. Here’s the question and Scott’s answer to help everyone along as...

Yay for Knoxville! Some very cool painted and playable pianos have popped up around the city in Knoxville, Tenn. Apparently, The Piano Project of Knoxville, founded by jazz pianist Brian Clay, placed the pianos. According to news sources, the launch party included Clay, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance,...

We know that people play music for fun. But did you know that some dogs do as well? Buddy Mercury, a lovable Beagle, is quickly generating massive online fame (almost 5.7 million views on YouTube) as a video showing him playing the piano and “singing” appears in...