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Annual Holiday Party - December 2, 2018!!
To purchase your tickets, click here: AmateurPianists will be celebrating the holidays in grand style, at the Walter Munk Residence in La Jolla. This is a gorgeous private home with stunning ocean view and expansive gardens, and a Steinway grand piano. We will have vocal entertainment, open mic for pianists, raffle and of course food and beverages! Thanks to the generosity of the Munks, this event will be available to us for $30 per person. This not-to-be-missed event will be a great way celebrate a wonderful year of music with AmateurPianists, so bring your friends. Click to purchase your tickets. All ticketed attendees will receive an email with information on the venue address, parking and other party details. (Please note that clicking "Are you going" for this event on does not properly register you for the party.)

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AmateurPianists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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 make us the largest piano meetup group in the world. Performances are held at various venues—from recital halls and libraries, to churches and private homes. The group 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 for Outstanding Amateurs (, the first of which was held in July 15–17, 2016. Classical music should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone, and AmateurPianists serves to facilitate this vision by connecting pianists with audiences.

2018 Schedule:

Jan 28: Winter Piano Recital

Feb 24: Romantic Classics

Mar 23: Women Composers

Apr 28: Piano Palooza

May 26: Latin Music

Jun: -----

Jul 14: Piano Recital

Aug 19: Piano Recital

Sep 8: The Art of Piano Practice (lecture)

Oct 13: Duets and More (all other musicians welcome, along with your pianist)

Dec: Holiday celebration (TBD)

Board of Directors (as of February 2018): Chair - Lulu Hsu, Treasurer - Songqing Wen, Director of Programs - Earlene Dunbar, Director - Mark Chen, Director - John Evans, Director - Ava Payne

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