Community piano ‘brings a little goodness’

Colleen and Isa provided a musical treat for shoppers in the Bundaberg CBD last week with their impromptu performance of John Legend's All of Me.

Bystanders in the Bundaberg CBD were entertained when two strangers came together to perform live at the pavilion piano.

Resident Colleen Peterson had been listening to a local student play the community piano before deciding to lend her voice.

Quickly finding their rhythm, the duo played two songs that ended in applause from the cheerful crowd that gathered to watch the impromptu performance.

Colleen told Bundaberg Now that she's a professional singer, recently returned to Australia after living 16 years in Taiwan.

It's nice to do what we can to bring a little goodness into the world — Colleen Peterson

“I was walking along the street when I heard the piano and saw a young girl in school uniform playing it,” Colleen said.

“She was so brave and I thought if she could do it, so could I.

“It was very impromptu, just a nice thing to do. It's nice to do what we can to bring a little goodness into the world.”

Colleen said the public piano is a great initiative which adds vibrancy to the CBD.

She's working in Bundaberg as events manager at H20 Riverside and part-time interpreter, being fluent in Mandarin.

Community piano supports #lovebundy

Returning to the CBD by popular demand, the recently refurbished community piano is an initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery in support of the #lovebundy campaign.

Its dulcet tones can often be heard throughout the street as shoppers take up the opportunity to tickle the ivories themselves.