Musical Encounter Interactive
Wassily Kandinsky Swinging
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. Wassily Kandinsky, Painter


In this Musical Encounter Interactive performance of The Piano, along with classroom activities, students will:

  • Learn more about the piano and how it’s played.
  • Discover how composers and musicians communicate feelings and emotions through music.
  • Explore qualities of musical expression and interpretation.
  • Make connections between musical expression and visual arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Get to Know the Piano

The Piano: Musical Encounter Performance

Post-Concert Activities
How Does It Feel?
In the Mood
Musical Interpretation
Musical Pictures
Chrome Music Lab

Additional Resources
Meet the Performers
Music Explored
Learning Standards