Music a key component of life for Stewart

Music has always been a key component of Michelle Stewart's life and a source of profound joy.

Music has always been a key component of Michelle Stewart’s life and a source of profound joy, spiritual enlightenment, strength and freedom.

She has been playing the piano from the age of seven and continues to be fascinated by the piano’s magical effects. Being a pianist requires a lot of patience and persistence and unearthing the meaning of each note and adding new texture and colour is what she enjoys the most.

Since relocating to Courtenay in 2006, she has had more time to dedicate to her passion and has been expanding her classical repertoire. In the past six months, she has immersed herself in a recording project and is very excited about the recent release of her first solo album.

My Favourite Melodies is a beautiful collection of lyrical and passionate works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Grieg, Schumann and many other great classical composers. These pieces are exquisite in their lyrical qualities and beauty and represent some of the best of salon-type pieces.

In 2008, Michelle was diagnosed with a neurological condition known as Erythromelalgia (EM) which has been very challenging. Often referred to as “peripheral neuropathy,” EM is considered rare, causes redness, heat, swelling and burning pain. For some, EM symptoms may appear in the face, ears, hands, legs, feet or other parts of the body.

The Erythromelalgia Association (TEA), www.erythromelalgia.org, of which she is a member, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with EM and raising public awareness through its newsletter, website and research support.

TEA is funding research into the causes and the development of therapies, which will benefit not only those affected with EM but other conditions such as neuropathies associated with diabetes and shingles. Proceeds from the sale of Michelle’s recording will go towards supporting the work of the TEA.

Michelle’s hope is that you will join her, through the purchase of her CD, in advancing the research of the TEA and by so doing make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Sharing the gift of music with loved ones can bring much joy and comfort and she welcomes you to visit her new website at www.michellestewartpiano.com where you can listen to three samples from her recording.

Her CD can be purchased from her website through PayPal (shipping and handling charges are included), from Level 10 Eurospa at 204-1025 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay, by phoning 250-334-0209 or directly from Michelle.

For more information, contact her at  michellestewartpiano@gmail.com or 250-338-1855.

— Michelle Stewart

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