musicalmakiko

is creating MUSIC and a BOOK

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Monthly one-line musical wisdom plus newsletter of updates, and a personal thank you. 
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One of my CDs of your choice PLUS a monthly email response to your one question (e.g. recommendations on music to listen to, books to read, performers to follow (besides Makiko!) and good musical or literary gifts! Questions on time management. Increasing your focus, productivity, communication skills, etc. Stage fright consultations, etc.). 

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I am Dr. Pianist, on a mission to promote music as a healing agent. I am an international concert pianist with a doctorate, and a faith in the power of to make us happier, healthier and more humane. In addition to my work as a performer, lecturer, and author, I work with neuroscientists to quantify the benefit of music. Music has been a hot topic in neuroscience. National Institute of Health has just announced that it will allocate 20 million dollars in the next five years to research in neuroscience and music. Music helps reduce stress, manage pain, and activate our brain functions. Communal experience of music helps remind us that what we share is greater than our differences. 

There are two projects I am asking you to support me on through Patreon. 
#1 Writing my book "WHY Piano NOW?: How it Hurts, and How it Heals." This book aims to uncover the "Aryan" patriarchy inherent to the history of Western classical music, and how its authoritarian pedagogy helps perpetuate its legacy through our performance practice. I bust the myth of "Mozart Effect" and that classical music is the most effective, the most superior music. For example, why did we, for so long, use only Western classical music in our practice of music therapy? Our most recent findings indicate that music we enjoy the most is the most effectively therapeutic for us. Regardless, humans are inherently musical. Since our ancient civilizations, shamans and healers used music to improve our well-being. This book aims to show how to incorporate music in your daily lives to improve the quality of your lives, and our social cohesion at large. 

#2 Promoting music as a healing agent on the online platforms. 
I give lectures and performances, often to non-profit organizations. I I use social media everyday to share my faith in the power of music, and discoveries through my everyday practice, with the world. I make mass media appearances to promote music as a healing agent.  

Please join forces with me. If you cannot help me financially today, I would also appreciate any support in forms of "likes," comments and "shares" of any of my social media posts. If you have any suggestions, in forms of ideas, organizations to reach out to, resources to look into, etc. I would appreciate these recommendations as well. 

More information on Makiko Hirata can be found at these following URLs. 
musicalmakiko.com/en
https://www.instagram.com/musicalmakiko/

https://www.facebook.com/musicalmakiko/
https://www.youtube.com/c/MakikoHirata

Thank you for your interests, and support in my endeavors.  
 

Goals
$45 of $1,000 per month
$1000 will support the time I spend on writing my book.
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