Moving Piano Performance

16-year-old pianist Grace Novacheck performs Grieg’s Notturno. In addition to being a phenomenal musician, Grace is a disability advocate, sharing her journey with music, teen life, and Escobar Syndrome with more than 105k TikTok followers as @thegracenova.

This Daily Joy performance is part of From the Top’s Musicians with Disabilities Special Initiative. Throughout the month of March, From the Top is spotlighting young disabled and/or neurodivergent musicians who will share their talents and tell their stories in their own words.

You can learn more about Grace in our special broadcast celebrating disabled/neurodivergent musicians. Subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss it.


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Music has the unique ability to bring joy to our lives – especially in the hands of young people. Daily Joy is a reminder of music’s power to uplift, inspire, and unite.

Daily Joy is a project of From the Top. It began in the very early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues today to offer a much-needed respite from the anxiety and worry that we encounter in the world.

From the Top is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the stories and artistry of young musicians through media and leadership programs. Learn more.

From the Top is grateful to the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation for their generous support of Daily Joy.

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