What we're about

If you love playing or listening to the piano, our group is for you! All abilities/styles welcome and no previous performance experience required.

We have the use of a wonderful Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano in the Recital Room at West Road Concert Hall. The events will be informal and relaxed, the aim being to increase performance confidence and have fun. If you'd like to try a duet, there'll be plenty of accompanists available!

Refreshments included and non-players/audience welcome too. There'll be a small attendance fee of £5 for members (whether playing or not) to cover the venue and other operational costs. Members can bring unlimited guests for free.

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Upcoming events (3)

Live event with the New York Piano Group - Audience Welcome

All welcome to our first international event! We're delighted to be joint-hosting an event on Zoom with the New York Piano Group and also Let's Play The Piano Norwich. https://www.meetup.com/newyorkpianogroup/ https://www.facebook.com/newyorkpianogroup/ There'll be two halves of 50 mins, with an interval. We'll alternate performers between the groups with 6-8 of our experienced members playing live. If you would like to discuss the possibility of performing at this event just let me know. We'll confirm the performers/timings in early August at the latest. Note: It will be necessary for the live players to have good audio setups, we'll need to test these in-advance. It would be ideal to have an external microphone or a direct interface from your digital piano to the computer. As usual, we'll share the Zoom invite and password in the days before. You can download Zoom to your mobile device or laptop via https://zoom.us/

Let's "Zoom" The Piano! #6 - Cambridge & Norwich - Audience Welcome

All welcome to our 6th online event! We'll again be be trying some live playing in addition to the pre-record option. If you'd like to try a live performance, please contact me directly and we can check your zoom settings and do a sound test. If anyone would like 1-1 guidance on getting access to this session just ping me a message and I'll be happy to help. Here's also a short video introduction: https://youtu.be/4XvxKlwV1IY Audience members/non-players also welcome! There'll be 110mins of programme time to share with a 10min interval. 1. JOINING THE MEETING a. We'll use the popular "Zoom" platform https://zoom.us b. It's FREE, no user registration/sign-up required c. I'll add the Zoom weblink to meeting which you can click on to join the session. d. I'll share a meeting password with those who have RSVP-d in the days before the session e. For MOBILE devices (Phone or Tablet) you'll need to download the free app "Zoom Cloud Meetings" (whether Android or Apple). If you don't download in advance it will prompt you when clicking on the meeting invite. f. If using a DESKTOP/LAPTOP, when you click on the meeting link it will automatically download the browser plugin "Zoom Client for Meetings" You can also download "Zoom Client for Meetings" from the website. https://zoom.us/download g. Whichever device you use there is no need to register with Zoom. You'll just be prompted for a 'Guest Name' and the password when joining the session. h. By default everyone will be muted but you can unmute if you want to talk! Video can be on/off during the session as you prefer. 3. THE MUSIC We'll share a desktop in the session and play videos/audio people have submitted or watch the live performances as needed. People will be able to speak/introduce their pieces on the call as needed or type their comments in the meeting chat window. Due to the anticipated number players, the usual approach applies i.e. ideally a single piece not more that 6-7 mins in total. With online events, the preference is for shorter pieces on average For performers there are three ways to get on the programme. a. Playing live - Just get in touch with me directly and we can test the Zoom set up for you b. Send me a YouTube Link of your video c. Make a film/recording on your phone/tablet and use WeTransfer to send it to me via [masked] https://wetransfer.com ***WeTransfer is SUPER easy - Again no registration/login. It'll send me a link to download your video. Standard limit is 2GB which way more that need for a 5-7min video. All videos are removed from WeTransfer storage after 7 days***

Further Postponement Until October - West Road Session

West Road Concert Hall (Recital Room)

NOTE This was originally the March event, now postponed to at least Saturday October 24th. If you'd previously RSVP'd to the March event, you automatically now have place for October, although no need to confirm until nearer the date. All welcome to perform regardless of ability, experience or musical style. We have a wonderful Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano, well worth a try! Playing is optional however, non-pianists welcome to enjoy the music! Refreshments included (tea/coffee/soft drinks and snacks). Attendance £5 for all, whether playing or not. We have the recital room for a three hour block (2:00-5:00pm) so you're welcome to arrive as early as you wish in time for our 2:30pm start. If people could aim for a single piece not more that 7mins (incl. setup/intro). If you'd like to try something longer just get in touch before the event and we can see what might be possible. Look forward to seeing you and happy playing in the meantime!

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