This Teenage Maestro Just Surprised His Piano Teacher With The Greatest Gift

This Teenage Maestro Just Surprised His Piano Teacher With The Greatest Gift

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Music is a special kind of medicine. It can give a person hope and inspire others. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with a life-threatening medical condition once every 37 minutes in the United States. These wishes range from trips to Disney World to serving as a police officer for a day and are a unique way to make the kids forget about their health issues, if only for a day. However, it’s not common that a miracle kid chooses to honor someone else with their wish. But that’s exactly what 15-year-old Andrew chose to do with his miracle wish. The teen was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease and knew that there was only one way he wanted use his wish. During his miracle celebration, Make-A-Wish volunteers, family, and friends joined in to surprise Andrew’s mentor and piano teacher, Mr. Fischer… Check out […]

This Pianist Plays Beautiful Beethoven Melodies For Elderly Elephants in Thailand.

This Pianist Plays Beautiful Beethoven Melodies For Elderly Elephants in Thailand.

The mountains of Kanchanaburi were alive with the sound of classical music thanks to pianist Paul Barton. The talented musician lugged his instrument up the steep climb for a very special audience: old, injured, and handicapped elephants. Barton chose the soothing sounds of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and made sure to note that it wasn’t ivories he was tickling. In fact, as an anti-ivory advocate, he explains that the brutally obtained material hasn’t been used to manufacture piano keys in years. Barton had a particular bond to the blind elephant named Plara, who you can see directly behind the piano. The gentle giant seems to ignore his food in order to more intently listen to the music.  Sadly, Plara passed away a few months after this video was taken, but thanks to Barton he was at least able to have a pleasant experience beforehand. His legacy will also help to bring attention to the plight of poaching for […]

She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks. After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him? The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance. Say what you want about the internet, but I’m personally pretty excited that it lets us enjoy moments like these no matter where we are. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/violin-sidewalk/

This Pomeranian Is A Better Piano Player Than I'll Ever Be

This Pomeranian Is A Better Piano Player Than I’ll Ever Be

I may have been a band geek in high school, but one instrument I never quite seemed to master was the piano. I purchased a keyboard from a yard sale for $5 and could play a few chords, but I wasn’t going to be auditioning for the Boston Pops anytime soon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Although I may never be Mozart, this piano-playing pooch might just be the next great classical pianist. Shila has been practicing the piano since she was born and is already performing sold-out shows in her own living room. With a bit more hard work and dedication, she could be touring the world before we know it. When she’s not wowing audiences on stage, this elegant little nugget enjoys taking in a few art exhibits at some of the world’s best museums. She’s also quick on her feet, being that she’s an established ballerina and all. […]

London Commuters Are Blown Away By A Little Girl Playing A Street Piano

London Commuters Are Blown Away By A Little Girl Playing A Street Piano

London is famous for having street pianos dotted throughout open spaces, parks, malls, and waterfront areas. They act as a musical canvas to inspire and produce spontaneous creativity. Recently, a nine-year-old Icelandic girl named Ásta Dóra Finnsdóttir came across one such piano at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf. The unusual and quirky-looking piano, decorated by a local artist, called out to her. She simply couldn’t help but sit down and play “The Turkish March.” Her rendition of the classical song was so breathtaking that commuters stopped in their tracks to take in the beautiful music. What a talented young lady. I just love how her performance was greeted with such a generous applause and even high fives from the passersby. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/street-piano-girl/

This Man Keeps Playing The Piano As The World Literally Falls Down Around Him

This Man Keeps Playing The Piano As The World Literally Falls Down Around Him

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); No matter what your personal politics happen to be, denying the existence of climate change is pretty hard to do at this point. And that’s made even clearer when footage like this comes to light. Last month, composer Ludovico Einaudi created a piece called “Elegy for the Arctic” to raise awareness about the havoc climate change is wreaking on Earth’s northernmost point. To drive his message home, he simply set up a grand piano among towering glaciers and played as they fell around him. Through this project, Einaudi hopes to “turn into music the voices of the eight million people who ask for Arctic protection.” If you’d like to learn more about Greenpeace and how you can help, visit the organization’s website. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/glacier-piano/

You've Never Heard 'Silent Night' Quite Like This Before...Wow!

You’ve Never Heard ‘Silent Night’ Quite Like This Before…Wow!

The always amazing Piano Guys are back again with another chill-inducing video. This time they teamed up with none other than the tenor legend, Plácido Domingo as they put on a breathtaking performance of “Silent Night” in New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Joining them was a children’s choir from the Cathedral School Choristers, whose angelic singing proclaims the profound message of this famous hymn; that of serenity, spirituality, peace, and felicity. That was simply beautiful. I even think I saw tears in Plácido’s eyes! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/silent-night/