Piano Love + Niia Bang Bang

woman playing the piano, bang bang, niia playing the piano

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to learn how to play the piano. When I was in my early teens, we somehow managed to get an organ for free and I taught myself a bunch of songs by ear. But I could never use both hands or read music very well.

We have a neighbor who teaches piano {which echos through our windows and is lovely, especially when it covers up the annoying SCREECHING bird in unit 6} and I thought PERFECT! I don’t really have to go anywhere but next door to learn! So I saw her in the courtyard recently {well, like 3 months ago now} and asked her if she had any openings in her schedule for lessons. She asked me if I had a piano and I said no and then asked me a bunch of other questions, talked about a recital her students are a part of and then gave me her email address. Confused, I walked into my house and shut the door thinking: Wait a minute, wasn’t my question suffice enough for her to say either yes I have room for you or no I’m sorry but maybe at a later date? Why would I have to email her to ask her the same exact question?

I was so befuddled by the entire encounter that I never emailed her and resolved that she was weird {I hope she never sees this:)} …and then I continued the thought and realized if she had offered lessons, in the future I’d feel obligated to talk to her and go to her recitals and become a part of her life instead of just saying a quick “hi, how are ya” when I pass by. And all I wanted was to learn to play the piano! A good decision in the end.

So, I told my husband that when we buy our house, we’re getting a piano, and I’ll take lessons then …with an instructor that comes to our house 🙂

All that said, below is a remake of the Nancy Sinatra song “Bang Bang” by artist Niia and it is amazing… give her a minute to get the nerves out because wow.

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Nancy Sinatra’s {awesome} original version: click here

Cher’s {silly but kinda good – think 1987 rock} version: click here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • ~ alison

    August 14, 2008 |

    This is fantastic! First – I love this song! Secondly, she is amazing. I love her voice and her take on the song. LOVE iT! Great find!

  • Meagan

    August 14, 2008 |

    omg! love the song!

    it’s MAYgen … same as yours! Yay for K’s! My ‘K’ is for Kate. I met a Megan Kathleen on here as well. The M and the K sounds so regal together.

  • Sara Christine

    August 14, 2008 |

    Oh wow, what a beautiful song! I’m craving new music today, so happy to stumble upon this!

  • MJ

    August 14, 2008 |

    I never could get myself to stick to learning an instrument. I’ve always wanted to learn piano, but a guitar was a much cheaper option for me. I still can’t play a dang thing after two months, but then again, I’m self taught…

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • please sir

    August 14, 2008 |

    I sooo want to learn to play the piano too!! I’ve always wanted to and you have motivated me!

  • Vain and Vapid

    August 14, 2008 |

    The piano is lovely and her voice is so so great….

  • Los

    August 14, 2008 |

    I always wanted to play guitar … my wife got me one for Christmas a few years ago, and I’ve been self-teaching myself … very, very slowly.

  • Bayjb

    August 15, 2008 |

    I have also wanted to learn how to play the piano but my ADD or alleged ADD prevents me from fully practicing. Bummer.

  • Claudia

    August 15, 2008 |

    That piano story is funny, good luck in the future with it!

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