Are you looking for a group of adults who play the piano not because they have to, but because they want to? The Long Beach Piano Meetup Group provides regular performance opportunities for intermediate and advanced adult amateur pianists and collaborative musicians in Long Beach, South Bay and nearby Los Angeles County and Orange County cities.
Our group meetings offer opportunities to "share enthusiasm and experience, be exposed to new ideas, develop performance skills, meet others with similar musical interests, and to grow in understanding and appreciation of the musical experience" (quoted from the website of the Adult Music Student Forum in Washington, DC, http://www.amsfperform.org/about.html, an organization we admire and hope to emulate).
Is this the right group for you?
- Students returning to piano study after an absence and advanced students are both welcome. Remember that you'll be most comfortable in this group if you're already at least an intermediate player (e.g., Bach Little Preludes, Mozart, Clementi and Kuhlau Sonatinas, Schumann Album for Children, etc.)
- This group is first and foremost an active performing group! Our events occur in private homes where space for auditors is limited. Occasional guests are of course welcome, but the membership emphasis is definitely on solo and collaborative music making.
- We regularly perform and listen to all kinds of music, but the majority of our members are classical music lovers.
- A new and delightful development has been the formation of collaborative groups within our group--many of our meetups feature four-hand, string & piano and vocal performances as well as plenty of spontaneous music making.
If you like what you've just read, we welcome you to apply to join us and join the fun!
P.S: Tentative dates of future meetups are posted here: http://www.meetup.com/Long-Beach-Piano-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/11181781
Welcome, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County performing musicians!
June 27 · 4:00 PM
Piano meetup on Saturday, June 27th, 4:00 pm, at Deniene's home in Placentia!
Deniene Husted Rivenburg, one of our charter members, has offered to host a piano meetup at her home in Placentia! Let's get together and make wonderful music after a... Learn more
February 22 · 3:00 PM
Long Beach Piano Meetup--Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
We all want a chance to meet again before the recital on March 15th. Once again, Mark Van Cleve has generously offered to open his home to us-thanks again, Mark!
My... Learn more
January 25 · 3:00 PM
Long Beach Piano Meetup--Sunday, January 25th, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Mark has once again volunteered to open his spacious home and Yamaha C-6 to us, so please come on out and ring in the New Year with some amazing performances!
December 14, 2014 · 3:00 PM
Holiday recital and mixer on Sunday, December 14th!
Our last musical event of 2014 will be a casual recital followed by a potluck dinner (a signup for the potluck will appear shortly). In keeping with holiday fun, we hope... Learn more
November 9, 2014 · 3:00 PM
Long Beach Piano Meetup--Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Our plans for the Fall recital on Nov. 16th ran into a snag when the Bayshore Church tripled the amount of their charge for the use of their sanctuary and hall. After... Learn more
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