About Craig Addy
Vancouver pianist and composer Craig Addy was born in 1962 and has been improvising at the piano since he was a child. That child used to lie under the piano while his mother played beautiful classical music. In 2007, while visiting Showcase Pianos in Vancouver, Craig found himself under a piano again. It had been over 30 years. The power of his childhood experience came flooding back, but this time with a conscious awareness of the effects the vibrations were having on his entire body. Craig combined his unique improvisational artistry with the experience of lying under his grand piano and began sharing this with people in his life. Childhood play and the adult boldness to be playful like a child is how “Under the Piano” was born.
Craig is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo (with clarinetist Howard Meadows) and the Quiet Hearts Ensemble (with clarinetist Howard Meadows, violinist & vocalist Mark De Silva, flautist & vocalist Anand David, and guest artists). Quiet Hearts Ensemble’s “Music Oasis” features spontaneously improvised music, usually in the glorious acoustics of venues such as Vancouver’s St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.
Craig has two music degrees: A B.Mus from the University of British Columbia and an ARCT Performer’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
About Under the Piano
Under the Piano: Sound Spa for Body, Mind & Soul
Under the Piano is not just any musical experience – it’s a journey into the very essence of music, tailored uniquely for you. Immerse yourself in a private concert designed exclusively for one or two individuals. Every melody and note resonates from the stories you share, crafting a personalized musical portrait that reflects your emotions, memories, and dreams.
Why lie Under a Piano? The experience goes beyond just listening. The powerful sound vibrations of the piano envelop you, providing a tactile sensation akin to a massage with sound. This immersive experience not only emotionally connects but also physically impacts, making it an effective remedy for stress and anxiety.
What’s Included in Your Session:
Soulful Piano Serenades: A culmination of decades of mastery and expertise, you’ll be treated to 40 to 45 minutes of bespoke musical compositions, meticulously crafted to resonate with the essence of your shared stories. This isn’t just music; it’s a deeply personalized musical portrait that transcends the ordinary.
Your Personalized Recording: Immortalize your unique musical experience with a recording that allows you to relive those precious moments for years to come. The lasting value of these compositions, preserved for your enjoyment, is a treasure that far exceeds the cost of the session. Choose from a CD, downloadable MP3, or a private online playlist, ensuring your musical memories are always within reach.
Savour & Celebrate: Elevate your experience with a choice of refreshments tailored to your mood. Whether you’re toasting with Champagne or wine, or seeking solace with a selection of fine artisan teas, each sip is designed to enhance the ambiance and add warmth to your session.
Award-Winning Chocolates: Indulge in boutique chocolates from a local award-winning chocolatier, a sweet accompaniment to your musical journey.
Optional Aromatherapy: Engage another sense with the option of aromatherapy. Choose from a selection of soothing fragrances, or opt-out if you have sensitivities.
Experience the profound connection between music, emotion, and sensation, all under the gentle embrace of the piano.
Online vs In-Person
Both are powerful and moving experiences. The fundamental difference is that the In-Person session includes both a physical and emotional aspect and the incredible immersive up-close sound of a real grand piano. Most people who experience an in-person session feel like they have had a deep massage afterwards. The online session works specifically on an emotional level. Both experiences have been reported as transformational by participants.
Under the Piano is great for individuals, couples, and even small groups.
Couples, friends, and family members come for a unique experience that they can enjoy together to celebrate their relationship. It’s great for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding gifts and special occasions like Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. There is room for two under the piano. I’ve occasionally had three smaller people under the piano too.
Pregnant Mothers come to nurture both themselves and their baby and can then re-create the experience by playing the recording for years to come.
Individuals dealing with grief and loss are getting great value out of Under the Piano as well – music directly accesses your emotions without words.
Travellers. Do you have music loving guests visiting from out of town our another country? Send them for an Under the Piano session. Vancouver is the only place on the planet where you can enjoy this amazing and unique experience.
Groups come too. Create an occasion for 4 to 8 people. During these sessions participants take turns lying under the piano while the others sit comfortably and enjoy the music.