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Re: Will you still be playing when you're 90?
Piano World #2481171 11/16/15 07:21 AM
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Russian physicist, self-taught pianist Zverev V. A., age 91( by courtesy of one of participants of this forum).



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Re: Will you still be playing when you're 90?
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Yes, of course. If I'm living I'll certainly be playing and if I'm playing I'll surely be practicing more (hopefully as I am at least semi-retired by then) and coming here for tips on improving.

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I hope so! When I retired from work, I started taking piano lessons again, after an almost 50 year pause. I did quit 3 years ago when we had to move and downsize, but traded my baby grand for an electronic Roland upright, which fits in our apartment just fine. Not as regular a practicer now, but I keep at it. Good for the 78 year-old fingers.

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Originally Posted by Norman Cotterell
My father started piano lessons at the age of 85, in the belief that it would prevent dementia. He stayed sharp and played until he passed -- at the age of 91, a heart attack following "successful" cancer surgery. He was in such vigorous health that the doctors thought he'd survive the trauma. And he thought such pursuit of the piano contributed to his health and vitality.

Years ago, while interviewing the husband of a woman with Alzheimer's disease, I thought the stereo was on. The beautiful music stopped, his wife came into the room, clearly in mid-dementia. Wow. Everything seemed lost, save the music she played from memory.

The Ways of the Hand may not prevent dementia, but delay its onset. And given how much neurological real estate they occupy, they remain when all else fails. This fuels Alanna Shaikh's own handy pursuit:

How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

And it fuels mine.



Thats interesting! My dad had a louzy memory and was worried about this. He lasted till 92 and drove until 2 days before. . .Now I find that playing the piano is only stimulating when Im doing new stuff. . .if I do old stuff, even playing it badly with view to improvement doesnt work.

Doing almost anything else does. Cooking, DIY jobs on the house etc, biking . . Gotta keep movin!

Dont stop me now, Im havin a good time. .


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I hope so but it's a silly question. NONE of us know what awaits.

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Of course I'll play when I'm 90.........if my fingers and brain works normal.........just to sharpen my mind and the brain, prevent Alzheimer,.....and just enjoy my second love, music 3hearts .......(my first love=my wife).........
I need many years for all kind of lovely classical music.....need an second life...

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