Marina Hempstock pauses to perform an original composition on the public piano in Diana Krall Plaza Monday.

Marina Hempstock pauses to perform an original composition on the public piano in Diana Krall Plaza Monday.

Tempo of Life

NANAIMO – Public piano in Diana Krall Plaza available for anyone to play.

Marina Hempstock pauses to perform an original composition on the public piano in Diana Krall Plaza Monday.

Notes from the instrument, available to anyone who wants to sit down and pick out a tune, began echoing from the plaza several weeks ago and have proven a pleasure for some downtown residents and business owners, but are an acquired taste for others.