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Now I am hereby declare that I am certified St.John First Aid trainee! This one of the things you get to NEVER use (which I hope will be true), please take care of yourself at all times, wash your hands as often as possible and stay safe!  Ta-daaaaa!

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These Photos Show How Steinway Makes Its Famous Grand Pianos

(Originally posted here:  http://petapixel.com/2016/02/09/photos-show-steinway-makes-famous-grand-pianos/  ) Founded in Manhattan in 1853, Steinway & Sons is widely considered to be one of the greatest piano makers in the world. Its grand pianos grace the world’s grandest stages and are played by the best pianists. Architectural photographer Chris Payne visited the company’s factory at One Steinway Place in Astoria, New York, and created beautiful photos that document how raw materials are turned into some of the world’s finest musical instruments. His project is titled “Making Steinway: An American Workplace.”

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Guinness record for longest orchestra career

(Full article is here:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3436176/All-bass-Bassist-87-earns-Guinness-World-Record-having-longest-tenure-orchestra-71-YEARS.html  ) Little’s now in her 71st season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is a bassist. Her 87th birthday took place February 2. Little’s streak spanning more than seven decades has earned her a Guinness World Record ‘for longest tenure with an orchestra,’ according to the Washington

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7 Reasons Why People Who Play Music Are More Likely To Be Successful

(Originally posted here:  http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-reasons-people-play-music-likely-successful/   ) If you look carefully, you’ll find musicians at the top of almost every industry. Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, plays the guitar. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took

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