Did you know that September has been named Piano Month by The National Piano Foundation? Just in time to celebrate, I have gathered some of our favorite piano quotes paying tribute to one of our very favorite instruments. We hope you enjoy this collection of piano quotations, and please add your own treasured odes to the piano in the comments section at the end!
“It’s like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.” -Dave Brubeck
“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” -Tom Lehrer
“When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.” -Alicia Keys
“These fingers of mine, they got brains in ’em. You don’t tell them what to do – they do it.” -Jerry Lee Lewis
“I’m able to sometimes express things even more articulately on the piano than I am with singing.” -Harry Connick Jr.
“I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.” -Oscar Peterson
“Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano.” -Frederic Chopin
What has keys but can’t listen to the beauty it unlocks? A piano.” -Jarod Kintz
“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” -Thelonious Monk
“(The piano is) able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air.” -Kenneth Miller
“The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it.” -Ray Charles
“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” -Author unknown