Local musician sharing her talents at local events

Sunnyside's Joni Fannin has found music brings her joy and healing.

She began playing the piano more than 40 years ago and recently decided to offer her musical talents to the public.

Fannin said she realized there are events and special occasions where her skills, tickling the ivories, might be needed.

"I can play just about anything," she said, stating she has a large selection of musical pieces that clients can choose from, or she can seek out special pieces or clients can give her the music they would like her to play.

Occasionally, Fannin will accompany vocalists. However, she said she is most comfortable providing the music without accompaniment.

"Music is almost therapeutic," said Fannin, who offers her talents for performing at assisted living centers, weddings, funerals or any other special occasion.

She said the music can be centered around a theme like St. Patrick's Day, as well.

Fannin offers her services by the hour and she said the overall goal is to provide music as a backdrop to any occasion.

"I like to bring comfort and joy to the lives of others, sharing the joy music has brought me," said Fannin.

"It's a gift from God...I want to share it as He intended," she said, stating music can help the mind and the soul.

To contact Fannin, call 509-643-6341 or email her at johnandjonifannin@gmail.com.

Samples of her talents can be found online at www.youtube.com/jonifannin.


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