Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | holiday


To celebrate, there will be no piano lessons - although that's due to being a Saturday this year.

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Happy Pi Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | holiday


Pi Symphony: The Ruse Performance Movement I.

Pi Symphony orchestral performance in Ruse, Bulgaria, Nov. 19th, 2010

The melodies and rhythms are based on the numbers of π (3.14159…etc), which describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

To read more about how this came to be written, see http://www.pisymphony.com/gpage.html

There is also another work based on π called What pi sounds like

Today is pi day, and to celebrate, we bring you a musical representation of π, to 31 decimal places, at 157 beats per minute (which, incidentally, is 314 divided by two).

For more information about this work, please see A musical interpretation of pi

Finally, 18 Wheels on a Big Rig, includes a  verse in which they divide the wheels by π.

Enjoy your Pi Day!


Spring Forward!

Sunday, March 11, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | holiday

Daylight Savings time begins again!

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00:00 AM (or earlier!) clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become 3:00:00 AM.

Daylight Savings Time is not just a way to annoy us when we want to sleep in on Sundays.  The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War.

Although most of the United States used DST throughout the 1950s and 1960s, DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis and has generally remained in use in North America and Europe since that time.

Everybody sing along...