A Concert for Dogs? Seriously?
Has my performing life gone to the dogs? You bet! I’m loving it, and dogs are barking for more! Combining my love of dogs with my music talent inspired the creation of Through a Dog’s Ear, music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Now, I’m combining my love of performing to a cross-species audience.
As a concert pianist with a music degree from Juilliard, why am I playing concerts for people and their dogs when I could be filling more traditional concert halls with music? Because I REALLY love dogs! And I have chosen to dedicate my career to improving their lives by creating music that improves the quality of their life and provides them with sound therapy for improved health and behavior.
We love our dogs. We bring them into our human world and we expect them to adjust. But the truth is the human world can be very confusing for dogs. And our human soundscape is filled with chaotic sounds that they can’t orient. They are always on alert, wondering if any new sound is safe or not. Part of my mission is to provide dogs and their people with beautiful psychoacoustically-designed music that creates a healthy sound environment. The concerts do that, and also offer a bonding experience between the two- and four-leggeds.
If you reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, I hope you can make it to one of my upcoming Canine Classical Concerts on October 6th and 7th. And you can meet my own dogs, Sanchez and Gina. As you can see, Sanchez is practicing to be the page turner.
Have you ever attended a concert with your dog? Thanks for sharing your experiences with a comment.