“When Barton comes to play his soothing piano, they can take part in the beauty of the world again.”

Source: By Caitlin O’Kane/ CBS News /October 30, 2018: Man plays piano to soothe ailing, blind elephants at sanctuary in Thailand

Paul Barton. pianist

Nong Mai is 84 years old, which makes her one of the oldest elephants in Thailand. She’s not fond of human company – to put it mildly. When I suggested to Yai, her mahout, I play a little piano music for her one day I was told she would certainly not listen, probably hit me with her trunk if I was in front of her at the piano and walk away backwards. I still wanted to try and here’s what happened.

– Paul Barton