For adults who set out to learn (or re-learn) a musical instrument, private lessons and excruciating recitals are simply not an option. Today, two writers share how they connected with groups of like-minded amateurs. Environmental policy reporter (and pianist) Perri Knize
talks about the nationwide network of "piano parties." And bestselling detective novelist (and bassoonist) Alexander McCall Smith
takes us inside a Scottish ensemble called The Really Terrible Orchestra.