“I had finished playing @ Rehab and was on my way to the General Centre when I came in contact with a group of children what appeared to be from day-care.
There were probably 6-7 walking all in a row, holding a rope, guided by their supervisors. They stopped when they saw me walking with my accordion, and
we started to chat about my “big piano” that I was carrying, asking how it worked and if I could play them a song. Well, you don’t think that another 6-7
youngsters, same as the first batch, came on the scene. Again, asking questions, and wanting me to play something. I made them a deal, that I would play
only if they all agreed to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. They got ready, I got ready, and we did it! If you can imagine 12-14 kids, belting out Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star near the elevators at a busy intersection at the hospital. People/patients/staff stopping, taking pictures with their phones, smiling, filming, laughing, and clapping.
That was certainly a memorable “Kodak” moment for us all.”
A Virtuoso of the accordion, Myron has been featured at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, twice, and has been volunteering at the Health Sciences Centre for three years, and spreads joy through the halls!
“All in all things are good playing at HSC. As you may recall, I started playing at 2nd floor and 5th floor at the rehab. That has expanded
now to the 6th floor as well at the rehab, and also to the 5th floor and the 7th floor @ the General Centre. Sometimes feel like I need
running shoes, extra vitamins, and Gypsy blood, because I have to move quickly to see all of the patients. The stories and experiences
are wonderful, and as much as people seemingly enjoy the music, I share with them that those warm words and feelings work both ways.
There certainly is a huge sense of self satisfaction and gratitude for me in many respects, and for that, I am truly grateful.
That’s about it for now…have to go practice.
Be well. TakeCare”