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All welcome to our November session St Brides (also our last of 2021!)
It's a great opportunity to perform regardless of ability, experience or musical style. If you'd prefer just to listen or have never played the piano feel free to come along too, maybe we can inspire you to start learning! Guests are welcome too (RSVP+1s)
St Brides have fantastic Steinway Model D that is regularly used for concerts
Attendance is £7 whether playing or listening. People can arrive 30-45 mins before the 2.30pm start if they'd like a warm-up before the event. The usual refreshments will be available and included in the entry
I'll update everyone in the days preceding the event with a contact number and more details for the day.
If coming by Subway, Hillhead station is about 10mins walk and there are multiple bus services.
All welcome to our 20th online event and last of 2021!
We'll be including live playing in addition to the pre-recorded 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.
As usual it's being announced on both the Glasgow and Newcastle Let's Play The Piano Group group pages
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.
Audience members/non-players also welcome!
1. JOINING THE MEETING
a. We'll use the popular "Zoom" platform
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.
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.
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]
***WeTransfer is nice and straightforward, 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***