— Linzi McLagan (@LinziMclagan) February 23, 2017
These ‘Piano Stairs’ have made me excited for years, as I remember when I first came across the video and I thought that it looked so much fun. My daughter was only a toddler at the time but I thought it was a great way for her to explore the stairs in a public place. I wanted to explore everything with my child and still do. However, the video shows that whether you are a child, with a child or merely a child at heart anyone can join in and let go of their inhibitions. The ‘Piano Stairs’ is known as choice architecture which helps encourage behaviour change. Rather than the individuals walk up the stairs in a particular manner or even take the escalators, we see the individuals change their choice in their steps, their physical presence and their exploration of rhythm. Their movement and expression is enhanced and personalised as they create their own musical movement moment.