It was a physically and emotionally absorbing day to film the first phase of the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour. You ...
I’m very happy to announce that a musical project close to my heart has gotten the go-ahead! It’s called the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour, a series of hybrid events featuring the private screening of my soon-to-be produced solo piano concert film where I perform my compositions based on my own challenges and successes battling depression. The performance is interspersed with storytelling about my journey. Following the screening, I would join a live event via Zoom for a discussion, facilitated by the host organization’s mental health professional, where attendees can ask questions, share their thoughts and experiences.
The event is geared to college/university music students, specifically addressing the challenges of a life in music. It’s intended to be empathetic and inspiring — whether someone is battling a mental health issue themselves or they have a colleague or loved one who is. The event can also be an opportunity for the hosts to promote the mental health resources and services they have available to their community.
I have been busily practicing my piano compositions in anticipation of the concert film recording in two weeks. I am so honoured to be collaborating again with my friend, Andrew Lamb, who will be directing the film. The fabulous Endless Films will be handling production.
I am grateful to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts for funding this project.
Production will be wrapped up by summer’s end so I should be ready to begin the tour this coming school year. If you are a Faculty member at a post-secondary music school and would be interested in having the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour “visit” you, please email me. If you would like updates on the progress of this project, feel free to sign up for my e-newsletter.