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This groupmuse happened on Sunday, July 26, at 4:00 PM PDT.
Dr. Pianist's Healing Music!
Live Concert

Dr. Pianist's Healing Music!

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

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!

Program

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 Horn and Harold Tomin, 7 months ago

Can’t wait!, She is sublime.


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Makiko Hirata, 6 months 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!
https://musicalmakiko.com/en/concerts/1976


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Makiko Hirata, 6 months ago

日本語でも明日の進行解説や、演目解説をブログにまとめてみました。ご参考になれば幸いです。https://musicalmakiko.com/concert-invitation/7805


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Philip Sheegog, 6 months ago

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

musicalmakiko.com/en
https://www.instagram.com/musicalmakiko/
https://www.youtube.com/c/MakikoHirata


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Makiko Hirata, 6 months 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!


Attendees

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Philip Sheegog Emcee
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Toby Horn and Harold Tomin
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Philip Friedel
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Maya Hara
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Mariko Takahashi
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Shinji Takechi
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HITOSHI HIRATA
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Lisa Spector
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Moriyasu Ito
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Katie scofield
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Mika Dashman
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Larry Oliver
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Cookie&Jerry Zack
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Rae Fairfield
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Aiichiro Nakano
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Howard Schranz
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Bryan Kinney
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Hidetoshi Shibata
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Carol Nidorf
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Mary Jane Tashiro
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Joyce Nira Davidson
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Fonda Morgan
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Jason Loke
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Felicitas Acosta
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Sylvia V
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Gail Hall
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Takashi Iida
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Kay Wada
Yes
Frank Poner
Yes
Tao Wei
Yes
Takako colman
Yes
Ruth Young
Yes
Marc Schatkun
Yes
ITSUYO
Yes
Ken-ichi Nomura
Yes
Richard Friedman
Yes
B+B Schwartz
Yes
Rajiv Kalia
Yes
Rodanthi Kitridou
Yes
Nancy Castillo