Teacher’s hit that drowns out dementia
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.”