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Diners and downtown visitors will enjoy live piano music Sundays in June.
Mostly Henderson High School music department students will publicly showcase their talents, while playing an electric piano at the fountain by Jack’s Corner, at 44 West on Gay Street, Sundays from 10 a.M. To 1 p.M.
Henderson junior Grace Breen is helping to organize the performances and will also tickle the ivories.
“I had been speaking with my parents about putting together some type of performance or music based project in town, and after discussing with them and throwing around some ideas I came up with Piano in the Plaza,” Breen said. “Piano is the instrument I am most passionate about and I just thought it would be really fun and interesting to give others with the same passion for piano a chance to display their talents!”
Breen has been playing piano since she was 5 years old and learns from St. Agnes music teacher LeeAnne Hosking.
Breen also takes voice, guitar and ukulele lessons. She enjoys piano music, especially classical music, and Billy Joel, Adele and Lorde tunes.
She personally enjoys playing classical music on a keyboard and writes her own music, which tends to lean toward Indie-Pop.
Breen writes about what she said were “normal teenage experiences:” liking someone or having a significant other; friendship; and struggles with life, generally school related.
Student musicians will sign up for 15 minute time slots and the public is welcome to join in and play for the last half hour.
Breen said she sometimes gets nervous when performing.
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“I get a little nervous,” she said. “That helps me in a way.
“The nerves are good.”
Taylors Music, at 116 W. Gay Street, is sponsoring the events and will supply the piano.
The borough’s Public Arts Commission endorsed the live music presentation.
“Ms. Breen’s intention is not to create a large spectacle, but for performances to simply contribute to the atmosphere downtown,” reads the PAC endorsement.