He started playing piano at just six years old because his mom thought it would help him overcome his shyness. Those music lessons, far exceeded expectations as Michael Allen Harrison is now a renowned composer and musician. Stephanie Domurat met up with the Portlander to learn about how he’s sharing his love for music with kids in Portland to make sure they have the chance to see what music can do for them. The program gives students free piano lessons and a piano for them to have as their own. For more information on “Play it Forward”, visit https://pifmusic.org/ 

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