This piano was inspired by the natural beauty which surrounds Goshen and the simple delight of listening to birds singing. Songbirds freely cross the divide between the wilderness and suburbia and brighten our gardens with their bright colors and sweet songs. They remind us of our connections to the wild, symbolize freedom, beauty, music and their nests commonly represent domesticity and security. The piano features 35 scale portraits of native New York songbirds, including two paintings of the cerulean warbler which is endangered and is now only found in the Mohonk Preserve. The birds are perching among apple blossoms and wild roses which bloom along our roadsides every spring. I hope the Song Birds of New York piano will encourage exploration and enjoyment of our stunning natural setting.