Arts Education, Children's Theatre
Bringing Arts to Communities, One Piano at a Time
What better way to bring arts to communities than by literally bringing arts into communities? On June 18th, Sing for Hope placed 88 beautifully decorated pianos throughout public spaces of New York City. The goal? Bring people together through music. I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Field of Dreams” quote when thinking about this, “If you build it, they will come.” Throw up some pianos, and people will play them. And that certainly seems to be the case. Every time I’ve walked by this particular piano in Tompkins Square Square park there has been a different person playing it. When we arrived yesterday morning, there were two guys working together sketching out lead sheets for some jazz standards. Awesome. I thought I’d go try it out, and was given a challenge: sing through all of Musicville in 90 seconds. Check out the video below. — If you enjoyed this post, “Like” our Facebook Page to the right to be updated on our latest blog entries. Beat by Beat Press believes in the power of musical theatre to inspire children. That’s why we create original musicals for schools and community theaters to perform. To learn more, visit us at www.bbbpress.com.
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The artist who painted the piano does artwork all over the East Village, NYC and around the world. Her name is Nicolina, her site is http://www.NicolinaART.com