Best Place to Practice the Piano

Screen shot 2009-11-19 at 2.38.11 PMON CAMPUS — If you’re not lucky enough to have access to the elusive grand pianos hidden away in music department’s practice rooms, try your fingertips at the piano in Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Great Hall. While most other public pianos on campus have broken pedals and missing keys — at the very least — this I-House gem can carry a tune.

But the miracles don’t stop there. The piano’s only available when there are no other events taking place in Great Hall, which means you get it’s broad spacious ceilings and expansive space all to yourself. You can get as theatrical as you want with Beethoven, or sing along to Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” without completely embarrassing yourself.

Like most others you’ll find on campus, the Great Hall piano is an upright. But if you’re looking for something a little speedier, pay a visit to the Student Activity Center’s new keyboard in Warren College. That is, as long as you don’t mind sharing your space with ping-pong enthusiasts.