Teen pianist shares music with nursing home patients through performance videos

Many nursing home patients haven’t been able to have any visitors during the coronavirus pandemic, but a Louisville teen isn’t letting that stop her from using music to bring people together.

Emaan Sayied, 15, is used to playing the piano in front of crowds. While the pandemic put a pause on in-person performances, Sayied wanted to make sure others could still enjoy the music she loves.

“Music is therapeutic,” she said. “It’s great to listen to. Who doesn’t like listening to music when they’re feeling down? And that’s exactly what we’re doing – just in a safer way.”