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New Billy Joel Q&A – Do You Remember Your First Piano Teacher?

In 1996, Billy Joel gave a Q&A at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and was asked about his first piano teacher. In his answer, Billy plays the first song he ever learned on piano, and shows how he began to improvise with classical music. He also describes how taking piano lessons was like putting a “kick me” sign on his back, but he learned how to box, and started meeting girls. Watch his answer in the video below and check out more clips from our Billy Joel “Questions & Answers” lecture series!