Personal Individual Piano Readings with Peter Kater
How would you like to have your very own personal piece of music played and recorded by me, Peter Kater
JUST FOR YOU?
I’ve been doing this for several years now. Not only do people love the experience but then they have their very own personal piece of music to listen to over and over again. And I find the experience very rewarding and moving as well. It’s funny how from the beginning of my career I’ve strived to play for larger and larger audiences and have successfully done so. I’ve played large concerts, churches, Carnegie Hall, jazz festivals and I even played for about 50,000 people once at the RFK Stadium in Washington DC as part of a larger benefit concert. But now . . . what I really love and crave most of all is to play for one person at a time.
This is how it works. You either come over to my home or we Skype or FaceTime. We talk for about 20 to 30 minutes about what’s present for you. What’s going on in your life? What’s working? What’s challenging? What’s on your mind? What’s in your heart? And at some point I get a very clear image of where to start. I’ll see and hear an exact chord or chord sequence and melody accompanied with a very specific feeling and energy that is the beginning of your “song”. I just need to know where to start and then you’ll lie under my piano or I’ll put the FaceTime camera on the piano keyboard and I’ll start improvising just for you. I usually play for about 12 - 17 minutes and record the whole thing professionally just like I do for my albums. And then afterwards I’ll give you the MP3 or Hi Res WAV file so you can listen to it over and over again.
This is a very intimate and personal process. I’m very sensitive to whoever is in my proximity and who I’m playing for. And for whatever it’s worth, I’m very empathic. And I play completely differently depending on who’s lying under my piano. Actually, my Grammy winning album DANCING ON WATER is a collection of these personal “readings” that I edited down to shorter pieces. These are very effectively via Skype and FaceTime as well.
Here’s a note I received from a couple that each received remote (FaceTime) piano readings from me just recently:
“Peter, you are INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you from the center of my heart and soul for your magnificent spiritual energy. You tapped into my soul and opened my heart. Your playing is transformational. Your concept of talking with each person first, feeling the energy, and then creating a musical piece for the individual is exquisite, profound, and magical.
You have the ability to capture our soul and transform the energy into a musical masterpiece.
Jeff and I were profoundly affected by our time with you yesterday!
Thank you so very much for sharing your musical genius with us.” - Becky Austill-Clausen
I really love doing these and it’s an honor to share intimate space with you. If you’re interested please email me and let’s talk about it. For in person, under the piano, readings I ask $450. For Skype or FaceTime readings I ask $350. If you’re facing a serious health or emotional challenge I’m happy to discuss a sliding scale and even a complimentary session. I hope to hear from you soon! With Love and Aloha - Peter