PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (PRWEB)
June 03, 2021
*As featured on the front page of the Times Beacon Record!* Port Jefferson — Higher Port has a brand new “go-to” place to spend a calming night for piano leisure and enlightenment. Sonny Stancarone, the proprietor of Sonny’s Pianos, a nationwide pre-owned piano store, has give you his newest brainchild — Sonny’s Piano Leisure Middle.
Inside a bistro-type setting, he has created a calming atmosphere populated with a dozen stunning child grand pianos for individuals to play and be taught his piano yoga methodology.
“Piano Yoga is a totally new strategy to piano enjoying. It combines meditation, mindfulness, respiration and rest strategies. It’s a strategy to entry ‘your musician inside,’ and begin enjoying stunning music intuitively very quickly,” stated Sonny Stancarone, proprietor of Sonny’s Pianos and Sonny’s Piano Leisure Middle.
He added that everybody can play the piano utilizing this methodology. “It’s enjoyable, straightforward to do and it’s a strategy to loosen up, cut back stress and obtain a state of bliss and concord.”
However that’s solely a part of what he presents in his “room of pianos.”
“I’ve at all times needed to create a bistro-type atmosphere showcasing my piano enjoying,” he stated. “This can be a place the place individuals can come and play pianos, take heed to different piano gamers, and even jam collectively in our piano celebration room.”
Each Thursday, Sonny’s Piano Leisure Middle, positioned at 6 North Nation Street, hosts an ongoing sequence of Piano Yoga Lessons and on Fridays he throws Sonny’s Piano Events from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. This might be one thing everybody can sit up for each week — and the very best half? No cowl and no cost for the events. Free espresso and refreshments.
With quarantine preserving everybody inside for greater than a yr, it’s time to mud off that previous guitar or sit down at considered one of Sonny’s stunning pianos and play together with your neighbors in a enjoyable, stress-free atmosphere — or simply come by to the Piano Events & take heed to Sonny and buddies play some nice tunes.
Inside, the area is embellished with couches, artwork work, pianos, bistro tables and chairs. Sonny has created a piano funhouse and wellness middle for leisure, or maybe a piano enlightenment.
By way of his Piano Yoga Play Piano Immediately Lessons he helps individuals to have what he calls a the “Ah-ha second,” after they have a break-through and see they’ll play the piano with out spending years finding out time signatures, or studying tips on how to learn music. They join with their musician inside and simply begin making stunning music.
“That is an atmosphere to get away from all of it,” Sonny stated.
After a tense 2020, Sonny knew he needed to deliver a brand new area to Port Jefferson that can assist others. He determined to mix all of his passions — pianos, music, well being, wellness and stress-management — into one.
Within the well being, health, sports activities medication and wellness industries for 4 a long time, Sonny was a pioneer in mixing music with stress administration, yoga and meditation. All of it started when on the age of 5, Sonny was recognized with crippling bronchial asthma. After struggling debilitating bronchial asthma episodes for five years he was delivered to a chiropractor who put him on a routine of yoga sort stretching, diaphragmatic respiration and rest workout routines. He carried out the routine religiously evening after evening and nearly miraculously he was cured after two months.
He realized the therapeutic, therapeutic, life-renewing, energy-enhancing advantages of those sorts of strategies, and continued doing his routine each evening thereafter. Because of studying tips on how to breathe diaphragmatically and to loosen up, Sonny went on as a teen to change into a champion baseball and observe athlete — changing into captain of the cross-country, indoor and outside observe groups at Carey Excessive College in Franklin Sq., N.Y. — the place he gained MVP awards, and nonetheless holds the half-mile document.
Sonny earned a full-tuition athletic observe scholarship to Adelphi College, and after graduating with a level in Historical past Schooling, he studied yoga, meditation, japanese philosophy, train, rest coaching and stress discount in order that he may higher perceive tips on how to assist others with these sorts of strategies. Quickly after, he earned his grasp’s diploma in Train Physiology.
As a company stress and health advisor, yoga trainer, sports activities coach, sports activities medication clinician, and stress administration advisor, he has helped 1000’s of youngsters and adults cut back stress and anxiousness, enhance well being, improve classroom and sports activities efficiency, and luxuriate in a extra relaxed life and a better sense of well-being.
Sonny has held titles as former AT&T medical division well being & health director; New York School of Podiatric Medication sports activities medication clinician; U.S. authorities japanese seaboard stress administration coach; New York Metropolis Board of Schooling well being and health advisor; and adjunct school professor at Lengthy Island College at Southampton School and Adelphi College.
However rising up in an prolonged musical household, his past love was piano. Within the late 90s, he created Piano Yoga — an progressive approach to assist individuals loosen up on the black and white keys. His piano enjoying and instructing strategies are based mostly on the power to breathe diaphragmatically, loosen up, get into the movement, get pleasure from and let go.
Sonny has put collectively a DVD Equipment known as “Sonny’s Play Piano Immediately with Little or No Sheet Music”. He additionally hosts and produces “Sonny’s Piano & Wellness TV Present.” which airs on native cable networks. Sonny additionally has a ebook popping out quickly entitled “Sonny’s Piano Yoga, Taking part in Piano for Well being and Properly-Being.”
“I wish to educate individuals to loosen up and have enjoyable,” he stated. “The Piano Leisure Middle might be a sort of sanctuary.” So, after years of desirous to do one thing like this, he determined to make the leap.
As a full-time purchaser and vendor of pianos at his showroom retailer, Sonny’s Pianos, positioned at 1500 Important Avenue in Port Jefferson, the small enterprise proprietor determined to take over a vacant storefront throughout the road.
Inside is a brand new space that can host his piano jam periods, and piano yoga courses. So, whether or not somebody is searching for a enjoyable evening out, or a calming, fast strategy to be taught to play the piano, Sonny’s Piano Leisure Middle has one thing for everybody.
“My mission is to let individuals see that everybody can play piano and derive therapeutic & therapeutic advantages by doing so.” He says the piano is essentially the most accessible of all devices — all you need to do is simply sit down on the keyboard, breathe, loosen up and let it movement and you can be making stunning music very quickly.