If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

The title above has been taken from a 1602 A.D play by William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. The line holds true to my life as well. Music is my passion. It’s sacred to me. It makes me happy. I’ve always believed that music is the purest form of a potion for our soul. Music has the ability to unlock parts of our mind that went missing in action long ago. The connection that most of us have with music is one that evokes a feeling of positivity. These sounds are deeply ingrained in us from an early age; it’s soothing, comforting and familiar.



I love music! Love it because it is like an explosion of ecstasy and creativity.  I listen to music every chance I get. The kind of music I listen t at a particular time depends on what I am doing and my mood that moment. Music creates a positive vibe around me. It creates feelings and more than anything else, it creates memories. These memories are so beautiful. They last for a life time.

According to Plato, one of the greatest philosophers of all time,

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.



This holds true. A life without music is a dull life. Even nature produces music in the form of beautiful sounds across the planet. It is an innate part of the world around. Without those sounds, the world would be so quiet and not in a good way but in a terrifying way. Music has the excellent quality of healing. It has that ‘special’ something that all of us get touched by. Sometimes I feel, I was born with music inside me.



I am especially fond of playing the piano. I started playing it when I was just five years old. Today, it has become an inseparable part of my life. Composing music gives me a chance to express myself to the world.  My original solo piano compositions are often described as "musical storytelling", and are haunting and contagious, relaxing and beautiful, peaceful and touching, energetic and inspiring. That’s the feedback I receive.


At the age of eleven, I had a handful of lessons with a teacher who struggled to sight-read his grade 2 pieces. At the age of fourteen, I found an inspiring, quite brilliant teacher, Colin Stone. This is what he said about me:  "Mihran Kalaydjian....a stunning young pianist...his keyboard touch proved consistently firm, meticulously balanced and tastefully assertive....and his sense of phrasing lucidly energetic...."

I’ve always felt happy when people around me think this way and appreciate me for my musical craft.



Playing the piano has always been one of my greatest passions. During my childhood I was influenced by number of masters of music and piano. Some of my childhood heroes (actually they still are) – Mozart, Schumann, Rubinstein, Cortot, and Beethoven. While I continued being inspired by these music maestros, I started teaching myself to play, developing my own style over a span of 25 years. My technique and touch combines my inner emotions to various genres.


Classically trained from childhood, I spent time recording and producing other artists before deciding to share my own brand of contemporary piano music with the world. Playing a musical instrument can be described as being a physical, mental and emotional experience for any student. To be given the opportunity to play a musical instrument offers the chance to improve many basic life skills including literacy, numeracy, finger dexterity, motor coordination, focused listening and speech. Music is also an outlet for emotions and a way of expressing oneself. I dedicate a lifetime to composing music.



If you ever wish to hear my music pieces, visit me at –




My YouTube page consists of over one hundred music pieces composed by me.


You can also visit my website -





I welcome your valuable feedback because that is what keeps me motivated to perform better and better J

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