An anonymous donation brings an expansion to the piano program at Torrance Memorial. In June, a new Kawai grand piano was placed in the Lundquist Tower Grand Lobby. Staff and volunteers attended a special unveiling and ribboncutting ceremony featuring short musical performances by volunteers.
The volunteer piano players range in age from their teens to 90+. They begin performing in the morning and continue until early evening seven days a week, with a repertoire ranging from classical and jazz to old standards and more. The piano program has already been a part of the hospital’s Volunteer Services program for many years in the Transitional Care Unit. Now more people will experience the benefits of music, which is known to be a soothing and relaxing agent for those experiencing illness.