10-year-old pianist hits chord with street audience

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MUSIC BREAK: Ten-year-old Max Henderson stunned onlookers as he performed classical music on a community piano in Taura
MUSIC BREAK: Ten-year-old Max Henderson stunned onlookers as he performed classical music on a community piano in Taura

Ten-year-old Max Henderson stunned onlookers as he performed classical music on a community piano in Tauranga's city centre.

The young pianist played on a painted piano on Grey St yesterday with passers by stopping in their tracks to take photographs and video. One man yelled out ``he's fantastic'' and he shook his head in disbelief at Max's classical playing skills.

Max said he travels to Hamilton for piano lessons once a fortnight and really enjoyed playing on the street.

The piano was placed outside shops as part of a Priority One and Creative Tauranga project to inspire residents to `love our city' by inviting people to play on the painted piano for free.

The project follows a visit from international economic development and community expert Peter Kageyama last year.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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