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.