Kaiya Brooks, a 15-year-old 10th grader at Crystal Spring Uplands School in Hillsborough, has started a music program performing virtual piano concerts at assisted living centers to help the elderly during the pandemic.

Brooks began virtually performing in the summer for local assisted living centers in the Bay Area and now performs all over the country, bringing her jazz piano skills to senior citizens isolated because of COVID-19 restrictions. She has held more than 100 virtual concerts for people in 25 states and 35 cities since the pandemic began via Zoom and Skype. She started performing because she enjoyed playing the piano and had previously volunteered at assisted living centers. There is no official name yet for her program, but she calls it Music for the Elderly.

Kaiya Brooks

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