Craig Addy is a musician who listens to his listeners – literally. Much of his music is created and inspired by the stories, memories, dreams, experiences, and intentions that listeners share with him during his Co-creative Concerts. You can find information about Under the Piano and numerous public and private musical experiences Craig offers here.
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I had the great pleasure of attending an Under the Piano event with Craig Addy right before Christmas. The weeks leading up to that event were really rough emotionally, and physically as I was getting over having Covid. I was worn out and longing to experience something good.
So, when Craig created the most… beautiful music on the spot for me, I felt like every part of my being was being given exactly what it longed for. Delight, inspiration, and nourishment – in the way that only true artistry can provide.
I will be recommending this experience to others, so they too can experience Craig’s genius. My soul thanks you Craig. Read more “You played the music my soul longed to hear.”
The Sunday before Christmas Craig presented an opportunity to hear a concert of musical pieces he created on the spot for us using words we gave him describing our experience of life. Wow, I could not wait and was not disappointed. The word I chose was gratitude, and as Craig inquired into what gratitude was… for me, another word, creativity, came to me. Craig then created a lovely piano piece using those two words.
He did the same for others on the zoom call, and all the pieces were extraordinary.
One of my bucket list items is to have an Under the Piano experience. I can’t wait. Read more “Delightful”
Craig Addy gifted me with one of the most transformational experiences of my life. Music was my first language, as I lived in a NYC apartment with my Stradivarius-playing grandfather, my RN grandmother, and my loving parents. They say my first word was “violin.” I saw my life as Before and After — until Craig’s… musical interlude. The Before being this loving, musical, inspirational life. Then, at age three-and-a-half, what felt like a meat cleaver — my grandfather died, we moved from NYC, my father disappeared because my parents divorced and my mother remarried a man who introduced sexual violence, which created a home of drunkenness, schizophrenia, and trauma. I held onto the early beauty, kept trying to heal and get back to that. So, what Craig did was magical. He played his classical piano — reminding my being of my first language of music — and, with his percussion, pizzicato, his crescendo and symphonic musicality, the flow, rhythm, love — and I saw that it all blended together to carry me into a new realization. This is the symphony of my life. It is not Before and After. It is One, with many different tones and textures, with every note meaningful and special. I emerged from my moments with Craig with a new joy for my life, my whole life, all one magnificent musical journey. I am forever grateful! Read more “A Masterful Musical Transformation”
We had 10 family members ranging in age from 11 – 81 for a family Zoom concert with Craig. He asked us in turn to share hopes and aspirations, or memories with him to be recreated in music. Each individual had a different expression, and the music Craig created was inspirational, evocative and memorable. Over… the span of the 90-minute concert, several of us were moved to tears — several times! Each of the 10 pieces of music are so different, and all are a perfect expression of the family member who shared. Even if your family is geographically far flung, this is perfect for an unforgettable family music experience! Read more “Multi-Generational Family Zoom Concert – Bravo!”
I have been attending Craigs monthly concerts through much of the pandemic. I am totally impressed how by listening to his listeners he can spontaneously express intentions in music.
I openly expressed my feelings about the passing of my mother in early October.
Craig created “Reflections of Mother” and it blew me away.
This past weekend, my husband and I were the lucky recipients of the beautiful gift of a session of “Under the Piano” with Craig. Last year I was diagnosed with lung cancer, underwent treatment and found out a few months ago that my cancer had spread to my liver, arm and shoulder bones and my… lymph nodes as well. It’s been a roller coaster to say the least. When I received this gift, my first thought was one of nervous anticipation because getting down on the floor or under a piano would be difficult. This wasn’t the case at all. Craig welcomed us to his calming and serene apartment, had beautiful candles and aromatherapy lit and under the piano, he had a comfortable set up with pillows, cushions, blankets and ear plugs which I refused to use. Didn’t want to miss a beat. 🙂
This session was amazing because Craig asked us questions about ourselves, our lives, what was going on with us and what kind of music we wanted. With this being a difficult time, he agreed to be upbeat but also promised a lot of peaceful, healing music. We sure got that and much more.
When the session ended, he quietly gave us space to collect ourselves and get up at our pace. I had no problem getting down under the piano and I had less problems getting us as my pain had completely disappeared. I felt whole, healed and rejuvenated. What a blessing this man and his craft are! Thank you for our amazing and healing session Craig! Karen and Doug Thomson Read more “Under the Piano with Karen and Doug – Cancer healing session”
What a wonderful way to re-connect with your partner and create new possibilities. Craig has a talent like no other. The fact that the music is organic and made just for you as he gets to know you, makes it that much better. Your personal, intimate, original custom made playlist. What a wonderful gift to… give to that special someone in your life. Will be back many more times, I didn’t want it to end! Read more “Unique and Inspiring”
This was really a unique and special gift given to us by my father who is a big audiophile the week before our wedding in the woods. The experience was so sensory and moving. I did find myself touched to tears at one point! My husband doesn’t listen to much classical music at all, but… he really enjoyed the novel experience and was in awe by Craig’s talent. Craig’s personal approach made the experience feel truly custom-fit for us in that moment. Pre-wedding can be a stressful time. Finding out you’re pregnant the week before adds a bit of extra surprise! Having this hour just the two of us and our secret bump was beautiful. I can’t wait to play Craig’s MP3 to our little 19 week boy as now he can hear sounds! Read more “Wedding Gift from Beloved Father”
Craig was so genuine in knowing more about me beforehand to make the concert as personable as possible, and so he delivered. Craig’s serene presence and free flowing talent took me through a timeless journey weaving through so many liberating emotions. I would definitely experience this again.
My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Under the Piano. Upon our arrival we were enveloped in calm, beautiful energy as Craig took time to share, learn about us and explain what we could expect during our session. This allowed us to be able to fully relax into the experience. Craig is… very professional and a gifted pianist. The time under the piano was physically comfortable, and spiritually and emotionally joyful for us. Would highly recommend. Thank you Craig! Read more “A Unique and Wonderful Experience”
My friend and I didn’t know what to expect going to our “Under the Piano” experience and we were pleasantly surprised. It definitely brings out emotions and hearing the beautiful music speaks to your soul. I recommend this for relaxation, reflection and for anyone dealing with grief. Every song was composed on the spot –… amazing! Read more “My friend and I didn’t”
As a gift to ourselves, my husband and I booked a session under the piano with Craig Addy. A very warm and welcoming professional, Craig first invited us to his couch and with a glass of champagne we shared a bit about ourselves with him. Under the piano we lay waiting, cushioned and cozy. As… the music began, scenes played in my imagination like a dream experience. Walking amongst constellations. Remote streams of water. Bunnies persisting up a knobby hill. Midnight blue thunder storms. The Great Wave off Kanagawa painting coming into motion, throwing itself back and forth. Big keys landing and questioning my core. What is it that I am, if I am to accept myself. My husband enjoyed the experience as well – I think I had at least a dozen thank you’s from him afterward. A remarkable experience, hosted by a remarkable talent. If you can go, then go! As a keepsake, we opted for the recordings as well. Perhaps listening will remind us of this time or will create new experiences into the future. Thank you, Craig! Read more “Couple’s Under the Piano Package”
My Under the Piano experience was unique, capturing the tone of this moment in my life in a way that was grounding, fun, expansive, and of course musical. The friendly and comfortable environment added to the effort and talent that went into the session. Recommended!
“Under the Piano” is a unique and wonderful experience. Pianist and Improvisationalist Craig Addy welcomes you warmly at the door of his home studio in the heart of Vancouver. He offers you an optional glass of wine and engages you in a short, comfortable conversation where he intuits your expectations and desires for your customized… session. Later when you are literally under the piano he begins to play (brilliantly-he is a world class pianist). He improvises on the spot for you alone; your personal music never played before or never again. The music ranges from quietly gentle to passionately stimulating. It will touch your heart and soul. Musical vibrations envelop you. You can reach out and touch them back (the actual sounding board of the piano). Several pieces are created and recorded just for you. My husband and I gave this experience to each other for Valentine’s Day and have booked it again for next year. You will absolutely love it just as we did. Dr. Bruce C. Read more “A Wonderful Musical and Spiritual Experience”
Our Under the Piano session with Craig was one of the most profound experiences that I’ve had in my life. I was so surprised by the range of emotions that each piece of music Craig created took me through and how the vibration of the music reverberated through my whole being. This has been an… experience that I will never forget. Craig, you are a true Master – I am in awe of your talent and the experience that you created for my husband and I “under your piano.” Thank you!! Read more “AMAZING Experience”
Immediately I was reminded of my childhood living room forts, crawling in and feeling extra safe and cozy. As an adult, I felt awkward at first getting under the piano, but rapidly enjoyed the instant secure feeling. For 40 minutes I went on a journey of my brain trying to tell me this was an… odd thing to do, to traveling with the vibrations that Craig provided in an improvised way. The last image was an appropriate rich reminder of when I was a little girl dancing away, solo, to the classical records while the adults visited in the kitchen. In the end, I didn’t want to emerge from under the piano as I was in a blissfully relaxed state. Thank you, Craig Read more “Trilby Jeeves”
Under the piano was a peak experience for me. I started the experience with my usual chatter in my head, my mind quietened and I began to see a ray of brilliant colours engulfing my body and by the end it was as though my being was one with the piano.
The vibration of the music was so intense, it moved my body, my mind, and my soul. It was warm and personal, and yet intense and new. It is like dancing with yourself, while you lie under the piano quietly.
What a joy it was to receive the unique musical healing experience of your ‘Under the Piano’ session. It was delightful (I loved the child-like playfulness of crawling under the piano!) and also a powerful journey into sound vibration. Something I will never forget – especially the feeling of the music notes dancing through my… heart. From our initial discussion, I felt like you created a soundtrack or score for my life. Afterwards I felt both peaceful and nourished: my mind was quiet and my body relaxed. Thank you for the beautiful gift of this personalized, improvised concert! Read more “Jill Boadway”
Thank you again for last night … what an incredible experience. After going through 3 incredibly stressful days, that was precisely what my mind and body needed last night to bring me back to my foundation, my centre. After coming off a long 5 stressful months of production from his series, it was also so… great to see Ed just totally relax like he did and he even mentioned that in the elevator ride down that he would definitely keep you in mind if any of his productions are looking for music scores. You are a most impressive talent! Read more “Julie Cochrane”
Thank you forever for the unique and beautiful experience a few weeks ago of Under the Piano! I was healed, moved, and inspired about the opportunity of romance, creation & imagination. What you create with your music is magical. The particularly intimate perspective of being part of the music was blissful and absolutely priceless. I… was surrounded by the music; the vibration of the piano, the energized air, and the childlike experience of delight at my ‘sneaky’ location. Thank you for the musical adventure & the bliss! Read more “Catherine Wood”
As the music began, I lifted my hands and placed them on the sounding board and support beams. Sight, sound and touch sent the notes through every nerve and neuron simultaneously. This is somewhere between floating and riding a wave. Under the piano, I experience no sense of time or order in thoughts. It is… almost impossible to focus on the mundane lists in my head (I tried, just for fun. It doesn’t work that way, apparently). What does happen is the most incredible sense of energy and relaxation, stimulation and well-being – all happening at once. Maybe this is what all that ‘mind expanding drug stuff’ was all about. I can’t speak to that, but this version is incredible! Read more “Marilyn Anderson”
Vibrational healing is my first thought. And by my own personal composer too. The experience was unique and deeply relaxing. It has an emotional component and without words my emotions came to surface and I was ready and able to deal with them.
Feeling calm, rejuvenated and taking in deep breaths of the ocean air, my mother and I walked along English Bay after spending the afternoon at the spa…Craig Addy’s Sound Spa. Ahhh. We had just been washed over with gentle rolling arpeggios and refreshed with lively sparkling explosions as we both melted into the pillows under… the piano where Craig improvised for us a beautiful concert. This was a truly unique experience. I can’t wait for the next spa day!! Read more “Dzee”
As I lied down on the silk pillows, under the piano, a sense of goodness and peace, not unlike when you step in a cathedral, permeated me. Here, under a roof of thick wooden beams going in all directions, I felt as if I could hide and be completely myself, whoever that is. Such confinement,… such freedom, suspended, between earth and heaven. Time came to a stand still. Silence. I knew of a rendez-vous taking place. Then you open the floodgates. A river of vibrations swept my entire body. You made me feel connected with an instrument, a vibrational device that transformed every sensation into sweetness and passion. Past, present and future disappeared. Traumatic events, joy, beauty, love all swept in one full wave of energy, then another wave, and another, the river kept me going strong. What a ride! I didn’t want it to end. All is beautiful. All is well. Thank you Craig Addy for your Art. Alex Vachon
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COVID-19 Update: Currently, Craig is not offering in-person events except in very specific controlled environments.
Once in-person events can continue, Craig can provide events in his home studio for up to 10 people.
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