Piano Therapy

I spent a lot of time in basement practice rooms during my stint as music major. I found myself spending more time than I would’ve prefered in small rooms dominated by glossy, Korean, upright pianos repeating scales and arpeggios or desperately learning some new instrument. To escape the mind bending torture that is piano theory to me, I did what I’d done since I was three or four years old. For some reason you can be in a certain mood, set your hands down along the keyboard, get a reflection of that mood in sound and vibrations. Recent music discovery Kate Nash knows this. What is so enjoyable is that, like your closest friend who reads your thoughts before you can read theirs, you can sit down with either so much weight or exhilaration and know where you fingers will translate your unspoken, underlying feelings. Like an enzyme fits a protein or a prescription fits a symptom, the loud soothing chords wash around your head and reverberate through your arms and off of the walls of the small practice room. Treating better than any hypnotherapists or psychiatrists could aspire to: I II IV chords in the keys of C and F minor (for severe discontent play below Middle C) or I IV V chords in the keys of C and G major (adults or children over 70lbs may arpeggiate through all 88 keys)!  click here for full story

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