Sunday Mirror

Teacher’s hit that drowns out de­men­tia

- BY ME­GAN BAYNES

A RE­TIRED mu­sic teacher who suf­fers from de­men­tia is top­ping the charts.

Paul Har vey, 80, recorded pi­ano hit Four Notes af­ter his mu­si­cian son Nick asked him to com­pose a sim­ple tune us­ing F, A, D and B.

A clip of Paul tick­ling the ivories then went vi­ral.

Af­ter the song was broad­cast by the BBC, the Phil­har­monic Orches­tra got in­volved to help make a char­ity sin­gle for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and Mu­sic For De­men­tia.

Now it has shot to the top of both the iTunes and Ama­zon mu­sic charts.

Nick, of Crow­bor­ough, East Sus­sex, said: “Both Dad and I are blown away by it. When he sits at the pi­ano and plays, it is like a spark re­turns to his eyes. It’s won­der­ful.”

 ??  ?? TAL­ENTED Paul Har­vey
TAL­ENTED Paul Har­vey

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