• Michael

Lab Performances: Ben Jiang, "One Summer's Day"

Updated: Jul 20


So, If you know me, you know that I'm a fan of the Studio Ghibli film, "Spirited Away." And, don't even get me started on the music. Absolutely stunning. A perfect mixture of joy and sadness.


While my editing skills are a bit lackluster, Ben's piano skills certainly are NOT. Enjoy this little clip of him playing "One Summer's Day", from "Spirited Away."


The music for this film, and in fact ALL studio Ghibli films, was written by Joe Hisaishi. Look him up. Tremendous stuff. And I implore you, watch "Spirited Away" when you get the chance.


Couldn't be more proud of Ben. This was a major project for him, took about six weeks. His sense of expression and musicality has come leaps and BOUNDS since we started it, though.


This is precisely why teaching is so rewarding. Ben will carry this skill and this music with him for the rest of his life.


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