2022 Piano-a-thon


The Piano-a-thon is an exciting annual event held at Akron Children’s Hospital in the beautiful atrium lobby. Piano-a-thon is the primary fund raiser for the John C. & Elaine Thompson Endowment for Music Therapy. Your generosity helps support the Akron Children's Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Music Therapy Center. See more info! All monies raised between now and November 30, 2022, will support the 2022 Piano-a-thon.

Students of all ages from Northeast Ohio participate and play from a few minutes to forty-five minutes or even longer. The teachers assist the students in preparing their programs. The length of Piano-a-thon is determined by the number of students and the length of their programs. It is held in early June once students are out of school. Due to hospital restrictions, this year’s event will again be virtual. Piano-a-thon week will be Ocotber 7th thru October 10th. In normal times, patients, doctors and hospital staff alike enjoy the melodies echoing throughout the hallways. Many will sit and enjoy the music, if they have a break.

The Piano-a-thon Board of Directors:

  • Elaine Thompson - Founder & Director, Retired Teacher
  • Jack Thompson - Director, Retired from Real Estate Corporate Services
  • Lynette Flick - Retired Teacher 
  • Amy Sauriol - Teacher & Director, Sauriol Piano Studio
  • Tim Papp - Vice President Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Tremendous thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland! This is their tenth consecutive year of continued support.