Updated 06/28/2011 12:21 PM
City's Street Pianos Really Strike A Chord
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Pianos are popping up across the city, all in an effort to keep music education in tune.
The 88 pianos are originals, all painted and personalized by individual visual artists and art students in the "Sing for Hope" year-round programs in city schools.
It doesn't matter if you're classically trained or just pretend you are, the pianos are tuned up and waiting.
The group says the instruments are a celebration of the group's work in schools and hospitals.
"We're an artist peace corps that mobilizes professional artists in volunteer service to benefit our community," said Emily Walsh of "Sing for Hope."
"If you're walking through the park in the middle of the afternoon you're busy, you take time to listen to the music, the trees, the grass, the people, it's great, it's a respite from the busy city," said piano player Andre Davis.
The pianos are sticking around until Saturday. They will then will be donated to schools, hospitals and community centers.
A select few will be auctioned off.
For more information, visit singforhope.org.