Piano Technique: Exercise for the Brain & Eyes

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn about the benefits of playing piano for the eyes and brain.
Air Date: 4/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Sevy Phalangas, Composer
Sevy PhalangasSevy Phalangas majored in music and minored in theater at the University of Pennsylvania. She studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composers, George Crumb and Richard Wernick. Highlights in her career include: receiving commissions to compose and perform original compositions for The Re-dedication of Ellis Island, and for Olympic Torch celebrations for Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, in Greece; receiving an Individual Artist Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts to develop and record original compositions strongly influenced by Greek music; creating and implementing extensive educational programs that integrate music and cultural studies to the curriculum of public and private schools in the North Wilmington area; working extensively with children on the autism spectrum; celebrating music’s power to bring joy and understanding to people of all ages and with different abilities for over 20 years.
Piano Technique: Exercise for the Brain & Eyes
If you’re looking for a perfect way to keep your mind sharp, piano playing is the solution.

It exercises several different parts of the mind and body, while providing you with years of musical enjoyment.

Whether you play piano currently or are thinking about starting, playing piano is great brain and eye exercise.

Sevy Phalangas, a performing artist, pianist and phenomenal music teacher, returns to discuss the numerous connections between sight (fingers, score and environs) and sounds.