by by by Jon Regen
8/2/2013 8:05 AM
Editor's note: Jon Regen (shown at left) is Editor-at-Large of Keyboard magazine, and
responsible for planning all the music lessons authored by top players that you see every month. He's also an accomplished musician in his own right as are all of Keyboard's contributors. Normally, we prefer not
to "toot our own horn" and showcase the accomplishments of our staff. However, we found Jon's story below to be very inspiring and thought that it might be so to anyone in a similar situation to the family health crisis he describes. It's a very personal memoir of how music can aid in healing and ultimately how triumph can arise from tribulation. --Stephen Fortner, Editor in Chief
In November of 2011 after I returned from a
tour of Europe with my band, my father Martin Regen (now 74) was diagnosed
with kidney and lung cancer...