What is a piano reading?
A piano reading is a musical interpretation of the energy a person, relationship, or situation is broadcasting in the moment. It’s the music of the soul. John directs his attention to the subject of the reading, allows himself to feel what is involved on an energetic level, and then translates those feelings, his intuition, into an improvised musical piece. As the music is heard, it opens the way to illumination and unexpected avenues of exploration.
What does a piano reading do?
The music can provide insight and emotional clarity. Sometimes the music makes you face your fears, and at other times it points out your joys. Sometimes it paints the picture of your life until now. Sometimes the music describes your major relationships and how to navigate them. Sometimes the music serves as a marker for an important event in your life. And sometimes the readings help you come to terms with an event happening in the world. Each reading is a different experience, and often, your understanding of the reading changes as time passes.
How do I know what my piano reading means?
A piano reading is an interpretation of the energy being broadcast by the person or the event John is “reading.” When a piano reading is done for you and you are listening to the music, you will be aware of thoughts and (especially) the emotion which it brings up. These thoughts and emotions can help you find clarity and better understand what gifts and challenges are being illuminated. If you are interested in John’s interpretation of the reading, or communicating with him about your impressions, you might be interested in purchasing a Live Reading.
How long between when I place my order and when I hear back?
John tries to make contact within 48 hours, and does most readings within 7 days of receiving payment (often sooner). Sometimes his travel schedule gets in the way, but we try to post here in the order section if John will be unavailable for readings for a certain length of time. If you prefer a live reading, John will contact you to figure out a time that works, so sometimes live readings take longer than recorded readings to complete, because of scheduling issues. Remember, if you need your reading for a special occasion, make sure you order at least two weeks in advance. Contact John with special scheduling requests.
I want to give a piano reading as a gift. How does that work?
When you order a Piano Reading via the purchase links in the order section, PayPal includes a field where you can include a short note to John about the reading. Before John does your reading he will get in touch with you about it. It’s very helpful to have a picture and a paragraph about the person or situation the reading will center on. Please remember, if the reading is a gift for a special occasion, order at least two weeks in advance. Contact John with questions.
What length of piano reading should I choose?
In certain circumstances, short piano readings are the best. Two minute piano readings provide a snapshot of the place, event, or situation. Sometimes a two minute reading is enough to provide the emotional illumination needed. We’ve found that shorter piano readings are the best to give as gifts for someone who hasn’t had a piano reading before, or if the reading is going to be played back in a group setting. Longer readings are better for complex issues, better for those who are musicians or knowledgeable about the energetic power of music and soul readings in general. Shorter piano readings are more like a shapshot, while longer readings are more like a journey. If you are unsure about what reading length will work for your specific situation, John will be more than happy to help you select the best length for your purpose. Click here to contact John. The videos on the Piano Readings by John Saxon YouTube channel are different lengths. Listening to some of those might help to give you a feel for it.
Are you available to do in-person piano readings at our live event?
Yes. John has played at many special public and private events from church services to psychic fairs, and from weddings to funerals. He’s been a part of a dramatic presentation that paired personal storytelling with piano reading responses. Contact John and let him know what you have going on and he’ll work with you to create something memorable.
Are there examples of piano readings I could listen to?
We’re glad you asked! Below are two examples, short readings of just over a minute. These will give you an idea what a reading is like. There’s also an entire section on this website with readings which people have allowed us to share. More readings can be found on the Piano Readings by John Saxon YouTube channel.