For my 60th birthday, I had a big party at the Central Park Zoo. A blues band came, and I sat in and played with them a little bit. Then I started practicing one of Chopin’s Preludes. Then I met Seymour Bernstein; he’s very well-known and teaches much higher level pianists than me. But I played for him, and he took me on as a student. I have three pianos, including one in my office—a Steinway Model L 1959 baby grand in walnut, an ebony Steinway upright, and a polished ebony Yamaha upright that you can play with headphones at night.