• Canceled - Music for a Lifetime

    Escondido Public Library

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we regret that this live concert is canceled. BUT, stay tuned for online event, possibly in May or June! "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" (Rachmaninoff) You are invited to this special concert by AmateurPianists. It is free, part of our commitment to provide performance opportunities and to enable access to piano music to everyone in the community. This is the first of our community concerts—a free piano concert with wonderful pianists that are inspirational, not only in their musical skills but also in their endeavors to master and excel, at all ages...across a lifetime. Come and enjoy an hour or so of respite from your busy weekends, chill out and zone in to a range of piano music, whether you like Bach or Rachmaninoff, "edgy" music or romantic tunes, or perhaps you just want to be entertained! This is a curated program. We invite our members to sign up to perform at another upcoming recital we are hosting. Join us on May 24, 2020, at the Escondido Library and parking is free. For more information, please contact us by visiting our website, www.AmateurPianists.org.

  • March Recital ~ Women Composers

    Greene Music

    March is Women Composers Month! Works by Women Composers are prioritized this month; however all music is accepted, time-permitting. This event is FREE to the audience and is open to everyone in the community! AmateurPianists encourages adults to play piano and believes in enabling access to piano performance. Come and support adult pianists - be inspired and motivated by the earnest pursuit of a goal - and enjoy the music! Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request by Wednesday, MARCH 4, before the recital so we can prepare the program. Pianists selected to perform will be asked to contribute $20.00 for the opportunity to perform publicly on a grand piano. In the case of duets or ensembles, each pianist would be asked to contribute $10.00. Your donation is much appreciated Please submit the "Recital Performance Request" form at this link: https://www.amateurpianists.org/performance-request Contact & Questions (https://www.amateurpianists.org) Note: Women composers historically have had to use pseudonyms when publishing their works because of cultural expectations of their times. So once a year, we celebrate those women who have contributed their compositional talents to past, present and future repertoires.

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  • Alexander Technique

    Greene Music

    The Alexander Technique is a discovery in mind/body awareness that is key to unleashing your potential and finding the ease in everything you do. Whether you want to improve your piano performance and reduce performance anxiety, or just improve your posture and gain ease and comfort in your daily activities, the Alexander Technique will give you a way to improve no matter what your level of skill. Come join us and you will learn some ideas and a practice you can use all your life to reduce stress, enhance your physical coordination, and uncover your innate ease in piano performance or anything you do. Eileen Troberman is a master teacher of the Alexander Technique. For over 35 years, she's been teaching the Technique to pianists and others both locally and around the world. She's taught in the music departments of UCSD and SDSU and currently teaches the Technique in the Old Globe graduate acting program at USD and UCSD. She also gives private lessons in her studio in Encinitas, California, where she works with pianists and people of all interests to help them have efficient pain-free movement. You can learn more about her and about the Technique on her website: www.AlexanderTechniqueSanDiego.com. For more events, please visit www.AmateurPianists.org.

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  • January Recital ~ Listen! Play!

    Greene Music

    Come and listen! Come and play! All piano music is welcome at our January Piano Recital! Listening, enjoying and supporting are free at this piano recital showcasing amateur pianists of all levels from all around San Diego County. Please attend to show your support! Are you an amateur pianist? Would you like to perform? Don't hesitate! Please submit the "Recital Performance Request" form at this link: https://www.amateurpianists.org/performance-request Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request by the Wednesday before the recital so we can prepare the program. Pianists selected to perform will be asked to contribute $20.00 for the opportunity to perform publicly on a grand piano. In the case of duets or ensembles, each pianist would be asked to contribute $10.00. Immediately after this recital, please join us for a non-hosted Happy Hour at a nearby restaurant or brewery, to be announced at the recital. Contact & Questions (https://amateurpianists.org/askrecital)

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  • Holiday Party

    4190 Front St

    $35.00

    Come to the best piano-themed event of the holiday season, our annual AmateurPianists Holiday Party for music, food, fun and games! This will held be on December 7, at 11:30 am in the Bard Room at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on 4190 Front Street, San Diego 92103 (located in Hillcrest). We will be featuring Glenn Kramer, a talented pianist whose music speaks to all, pianists and music-lovers alike. (In case you don't know, Glenn is also the founder of AmateurPianists.) Bring your music to share, holiday or otherwise, as there will be "open piano" for everyone who wishes to play, and also games and prizes! Bring your friends for a fun time, come greet long-time friends and make new ones! To purchase your ticket ($35) which includes lunch, go to this link on our website: https://www.amateurpianists.org/tickets-to-our-2019-holiday-brunch Lulu Hsu Chair, AmateurPianists [masked]

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  • Duets & More ~ Listen! Play!

    Greene Music

    All piano music is welcome at our Duets & More November Piano Recital! This month we give priority to recital performers playing duets or other ensembles of 2 or more players. Have fun by playing with a violinist, cellists, guitar, vocalist, or any ensemble combination! Solo piano performers still welcome. Listening, enjoying and supporting are free at this piano recital showcasing amateur pianists of all levels from all around San Diego County. Please attend to show your support! Are you an amateur pianist? Would you like to perform? Don't hesitate! Please submit the "Recital Performance Request" form at this link: https://amateurpianists.org/play?d=2019-11-16&desc=Duets%20%26%20More Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request by the Wednesday before the recital so we can prepare the program. Pianists selected to perform will be asked to contribute $20.00 for the opportunity to perform publicly on a grand piano. In the case of duets or ensembles, each pianist would be asked to contribute $10.00. Immediately after this recital, please join us for a non-hosted Happy Hour at a nearby restaurant or brewery, to be announced at the recital. Contact & Questions (https://amateurpianists.org/askrecital)

  • October Masterclass with Dr. Vania Pimentel

    Villa Musica

    This is a special event with Dr. Vania Pimentel working with 2 pianists, 30 minutes each, while the audience watches and learn from the live interactions between Vania and student. Dr. Vania Pimentel is a concert pianist who continues to enthrall audiences in US and elsewhere, particularly in Brazil where she is originally from. She is particularly renown for her interpretation of music with complex rhythms and unique expressions of both classical masters and latin composers. She will perform a short piece after the 2 masterclass sessions. To offset the costs of this masterclass, we are charging a nominal fee of $10 for the audience, and $30 for each of the 2 students for the 30 minute class. Please use this link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ap-october-masterclass-tickets-70637824635) to purchase a ticket. Sign up now! Limited seating at Villa Musica. Under 18 years, it's only $5. Note: in addition to responding to Meetup, you need to click on the link and go to Eventbrite to buy a ticket. Immediately following the event, please join us for a no-host social hour at nearby Gravity Heights. 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd. in the Sorrento Valley area.

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  • September Recital ~ Listen! Play!

    Greene Music

    Come and listen! Come and play! All piano music is welcome at our September Piano Recital! Listening, enjoying and supporting are free at this piano recital showcasing amateur pianists of all levels from all around San Diego County. Please attend to show your support! Are you an amateur pianist? Would you like to perform? Don't hesitate! Please submit the "Recital Performance Request" form at this link: https://amateurpianists.org/play?d=2019-09-08 Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request by the Wednesday before the recital so we can prepare the program. Pianists selected to perform will be asked to contribute $20.00 for the opportunity to perform publicly on a grand piano. In the case of duets or ensembles, each pianist would be asked to contribute $10.00. Immediately after this recital, please join us for a no-host social hour at Gravity Heights (9920 Pacific Heights Blvd) in Sorrento Valley area. Contact & Questions ([masked])

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