I took exactly one lesson in piano, and hated it. Couldn’t do it. Still can’t play an instrument, even the kazoo. But MIT has developed a gran ambitious project that just might influence the next generation of piano superstars.
Andante visualizes as animated characters walking along the piano keyboard that appear to play the physical keys with each step. Based on a view of music pedagogy that emphasizes expressive, full-body communication early in the learning process, Andante promotes an understanding of the music rooted in the body, taking advantage of walking as one of the most fundamental human rhythms.