Hill Blog – Cochran’s Piano

Sen. Thad Cochran’s baby grand piano in his office in the Dirksen Senate Office Building is believed to be the only one in the Senate–and he uses it.

Cochran plays the dark red wood Kurtzmann “occasionally,” in his words, sometimes for relaxation on a Friday, for example. The senator has played piano since the fourth grade, after his parents encouraged him and his brother to learn two musical instruments each.

Cochran chose piano and clarinet, while his brother became an athletic star “and got a pass,” Cochran said. Cochran’s mother also played piano, while his father sang in a church choir.

Video of Cochran playing and talking about his and his brother’s piano lessons as children

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