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Chances are your music student has played classical music pieces from renowned piano players like Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov. But how much do you and your student really know about these individuals?
Like many of today’s pop stars, these famous piano players have led pretty interesting lives. For example, did you know that Chopin only gave 30 public performances during his entire lifetime? Or that Mozart was famous for his toilet humor?
Especially if students are feeling overwhelmed or detached from their lessons, knowing fun facts about the artists behind these works can trigger a newfound interest.
Thanks to our friend Brooke at TakeLessons, we present this fun infographic outlining bizarre facts about history’s most famous piano players. Read and share with your music student!
About Our Guest Author
Brooke Neuman is a piano editor at TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects thousands of teachers and students for local and live online music lessons. This infographic originally appeared on TakeLessons.com.