The Walking Piano

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The Walking Piano at FAO Schwarz, Fifth Avenue, New York City, 2004

The Walking Piano is a synthesizer designed by inventor and sculptor Remo Saraceni.[1] Merging dance, music, and play, it is played by the user's feet tapping the keys to make music. Versions of the piano have been installed in museums, children's hospitals, and other public places around the world.

The Walking Piano appeared in the 1988 Tom Hanks movie Big, in a scene filmed at FAO Schwarz in New York City.[2][3] The piano is now in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.[4]


  1. ^ Louie, Elaine (September 29, 1988). "A Piano You Can Walk On". The New York Times. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Featured in Big, Remo Saraceni's Walking Piano Plays Its Sweetest Music at the Cash Register". People. September 12, 1988. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ McFarland, Kevin (October 14, 2013). "Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock recreated the walking piano scene from Big on a British late-night show". A.V. Club. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alison Smith (2015-02-25). "Please Touch Named a Top Children's Museum". Retrieved 2015-11-29. 

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