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Robert talks with Margaret Leng Tan, a pianist specializing in performance on the toy piano. She talks about her new CD, which includes works by Beethoven, Satie, Philip Glass and the Beatles, as well as original works. In addition to the toy piano, she plays toy accoridion, melodica, cat food cans, whistles, and cap guns. Tan was trained as a classical pianist and says that her four-year-long dedication to the toy piano has increased her skills at the adult piano because the control required to create tones and shades with the toy piano is so great.