What we're about

AmateurPianistsis a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the largest meetup group for pianists in the US. It was founded in 2011 by Glenn Kramer to provide performance opportunities for amateur pianists of all professions and backgrounds. Since its formation, membership has grown to include both pianists and non-pianists, people who love piano music or perhaps would be interested in attending their first ever piano performance. Our performances are FREE to the audience and are held at various venues—from recital halls and libraries, to churches and private homes. AmateurPianists also provides educational opportunities, such as masterclasses and lectures on performance practice, the history of classical music, and much more, including the San Diego International Piano Competition and Festival for Outstanding Amateurs (https://AmateurPianists.org/compfestinfo).

We believe that piano music should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone, and AmateurPianists serves to facilitate this vision by connecting pianists with audiences.

Membership is free, so join us!

Board of Directors:Chair - Lulu Hsu, Yang Shen, Glenn Kramer, Songqing Wen, Connie Almond, Keith Weibrecht, Sonya Schumann

Upcoming events (2)

AP - No events (dark) in July 2022

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We will take a break in July following the 2022 San Diego International Piano Competition & Festival for Outstanding Amateurs and will resume our monthly events in August 2022.

Thank you for your support!

2022 - Summer Recital

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AmateurPianists is back, after the first ever "dark" month in July after a very hectic year preparing for the 2022 June Competition & Festival!

We are ready to continue on with our Summer Recital!

Bring out your best pieces, a well-loved classic or something from a little-known composer, of any genre - western "classical" music, jazz, afro-best, asian, latin - to celebrate and share piano music. You can also play with a friend, on a second piano or another instrument. We would love to hear a variety of music!

This Summer Recital is FREE and open to everyone to attend which is one of the core tenets of AmateurPianists - access to piano music. To attend, please RSVP to this meetup or at our website: www.AmateurPianists.org

To register to play, please click on this link: https://www.amateurpianists.org/performance-request
You will be asked to enter your full name(s), the name of your piece, composer and approximate duration. We thank you most gratefully for your performance donation of $20.00. (For 2 musicians or more, it is $10 per person.) Registration deadline for performing is August 10.

AmateurPianists is a 501c3 non-profit and depends on donations for its continued operation. To donate, please go to www.AmateurPianists.org Thank you!


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Celebration Reception

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