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This groupmuse happened on Sunday, July 26, at 4:00 PM PDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Dr. Pianist's Healing Music!
Virtual Livestream

Dr. Pianist's Healing Music!


Sun, July 26, 2020 4:00 PM, PDT

58 of 100 spots still available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event
ADA access
Kid-friendly event


Makiko H.

Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debusy... we all love them, but why?
Although I am primarily a performer with 10 released albums under my belt, I have been collaborating with neuroscientists to learn why/how/how much music helps us to enhance our well-being and sociability. In this concert, we'll enjoy our piano favorites and explore music as an overlooked resource that can help us reduce stress, manage pain, and see how what we share is greater than our differences!

What's the music?

Makiko Hirata Dr.Pianist, Dma

Health organizations like WHO and NIH agrees that music effectively enhance our well-being. It helps us reduce our stress, manage our pain, and induces many beneficial hormones, including oxytocin - the so-called "love hormone" helping us see how what we share is greater than our differences.

So how do we incorporate music in our lives to maximize its benefit? In this program, "Dr. Pianist" will show you some ways of actively engaging with the piano favorites to maximize its benefits.

Chopin Etude Op. 25-1 "Aeolian Harp" (breathing together)
Debussy Arabesque No. 1 (find the patterns)
Debussy Clair de Lune (move to the Baroque dance)
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (1st mov) (follow the melodies)
Chopin Nocturne Op. 9-2 (sing along)
Scriabin Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9-2 (find the melodies!)
Bach Goldberg Variations (excerpts)


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Toby H., over 3 years ago

Can’t wait!, She is sublime.

Makiko H., over 3 years ago

I wrote a little blog entry about what makes Groupmuse special, and my program tomorrow. Please feel free to share - please help me spread the word about our event tomorrow!

Makiko H., over 3 years ago


Philip S., over 3 years ago

Here are links to Makiko's website and social media!

Makiko H., over 3 years ago

This was such a heartwarming, memorable musical event to me. Groupmuse's Virtual format effectively brought on the much-needed feelings of community and togetherness around beautiful music. Thank you so much to my wonderful host, Toby and Harold, and emcee, Philip, and all of my very engaging, responsive, and wonderful audience member!


Philip S. Emcee
Toby H.
Maya H.
Cookie&Jerry Z.
Fonda M.
Shinji T.
Hidetoshi S.
Larry O.
Hitoshi H.
Carol N.
Mika D.
Mary Jane T.
Bryan K.
Moriyasu I.
Aiichiro N.
Jason L.
Kay W.
Mariko T.
Rae F.
Gail H.
Sylvia V.
Lisa S.
Philip F.
Takashi I.
Howard S.
Joyce N.
Felicitas A.
Rodanthi K.
Marc S.
B+B S.
Ken-ichi N.
Nancy C.
Tao W.
Takako C.
Richard F.
Ruth Y.
Rajiv K.
Frank P.