Crowdfund to Get Piano and Organ Delivered to Easter Island

Piano and Organ Delivered to Easter Island

Piano and Organ Delivered to Easter Island

Trapped on a deserted island and you can only pick one instrument to play, what would it be? Well for the 5,000 residents on Easter Island, they picked a piano and an organ. Okay, so they aren’t technically trapped, but they still need help.

Easter Island, famous for the 950 monolith statues embedded on the coastlines, may receive over 80,000 tourists a year, but the population of people living there is much smaller. There are only about 5,000 residents and 1,000 of them are children. They may not be deserted, but they are isolated to an extent.  Mahani Teave, a young pianist born on the island, is building a much needed music school. People of all ages will be able to learn music free of charge, and Teave believes it will help the community grow.

The music school needs and acoustic piano and the congregation needs an organ. Maestro Kristian Alexander of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra made a generous donation, and now they are raising funds for the shipping and handling of the instruments from Toronto to Easter Island. That’s over 9,000 miles!

You can get more information and even donate to help their cause on their GoFundMe page.

Neil is the former Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since having been part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.

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