Serge Mazerand is a pianist, recording artist and composer — and now an author who will be in Vernon to present his newly launched book, 7 Keys to Serenity. It inspires the reader to implement a strategy of self-care in the arenas of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life.
Originally from France and now settled into northwest B.C., Mazerand put a 30-year career in international business behind him in order to return to his core to heal himself and others through music and words.
Sponsored by the Essence Teahouse & Bookstore and the Center for Spiritual Living Vernon, the book presentation and concert is Thursday at 7 p.m.
“I believe life is music, a melody we create every day,” said Mazerand. “I also believe that all of us are musical beings and that music and sound are our essence. I feel passionate about self-empowerment, about healing human beings and the environment, and I’ve made it my life mission to inspire audiences through music and words.”
The book 7 Keys to Serenity is a musical perspective on life, inspiring readers to become the composers of their own life symphony. He transposes harmony onto the score of day-to-day living, sharing valuable insights on how to attune to one’s orchestra — the body/mind — and create coherence and clarity. Mazerand believes we have within us powerful instruments: the brain is the keyboard where we play our mind’s compositions. The heart is the metronome that beats the rhythm of our emotions, the soundboard that amplifies the subtle music that plays within us.
“Inspired by extensive classical training and a lifelong kinship with nature, my music harmonizes body and mind, equalizes brain and heart and acts as a powerful catalyst, re-connecting audiences with their inner self,” he said. “It will empower you to access the transformative potential of awareness, creativity, conscious choice and change.”
Mazerand’s book presentation and concert embraces the art of conscious living and takes place Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Center, 2913-29th Ave. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The book will be available for sale, and the author will be signing copies. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person. For more information, call 250-549-4399.