What we're about

If you love playing or listening to the piano, our group is for you!

Having established "Let's Play The Piano! - Manchester (https://www.meetup.com/Lets-Play-The-Piano-Manchester/)" in 2015, we thought it would be great if Leeds also had a group!

All abilities/styles welcome and no previous performance experience required (playing is optional). The events will be informal, the aim being to increase performance confidence, have fun and meet new friends. If you'd like to try a duet, just bring it along!

Refreshments are included and non-players/audience welcome too.

There'll be a small attendance fee of £3. This is just to cover the refreshments, meet-up organiser admin and PLI (Public Liability Insurance).

Besbrode Pianos ( http://www.besbrodepianos.co.uk ) have very kindly offered us private use of the Steinway floor of their showroom. As you can see from the photo, it's very impressive and we'll be spoilt for choice on which piano to use! The events will be on a Sunday afternoon, so plenty of free parking outside. It's also about 15mins walk from Leeds train station.

Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Here's the Steinway room (we'll clear some space for the seating on the day!)

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Upcoming events (3)

Let's "Zoom" The Piano! #2 - Leeds & Sheffield - Audience Welcome

*NOTE - Please read all of the following information* [UPDATE 4th May 2020 - For this event we'll also be trialing some 'live' playing in addition to the existing pre-recorded performances. If you'd like to be part of the live performance test please contact me directly and we can check your zoom settings/complete 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 As always, players and audience welcome! Further to very enjoyable trial events recently, this will also be a 'playback' session rather than live performance (see below for details) This players for this event will be from the Leeds and Sheffield groups only, however all welcome to attend as audience. Given the numbers, each of the remaining 7 LPTP groups will be part of separate sessions every four weeks. If you would like to perform please message me directly on meet-up or via [masked] 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' when joining 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 After a great deal of experimentation, it is clear that capturing good quality live audio for use in a conference call via a mobile device or laptop is impossible. However - there is a very good alternative! We'll share a desktop in the session and play videos/audio people have submitted. There are no audio issues with this approach as it takes the signal internally without needing a mic. People will be able to speak/introduce their pieces on the call as needed or type their comments in the meeting chat window. For performers there are two ways to get on the programme a. Send me a YouTube Link of your video - due to the anticipated number players, the usual approach applies (i.e. ideally a single piece not more that 5-6mins in total. With online events, the preference is for shorter pieces on average) b. 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***

LPTP Online Music Trivia Quiz! [No.3]

Online event

All welcome to join our third LPTP Online Music Trivia Quiz! We'll be using Zoom conferencing: https://zoom.us The invite is going out to multiple LPTP groups so I'm sure we'll get a very good crowd :) Participants are welcome to contribute a question in advance should they wish. I'll present the quiz via a slide deck in the Zoom session. I hope many of you can join, it'll be an enjoyable way to spend an hour quite educational too I think! Details: a. If anyone would like 1-1 guidance on how to use Zoom just message me directly and I'll be happy to help. b. I'll be presenting the quiz via a full screen slide deck in Zoom. c. We'll have a 5-10min break half way and run though the answers at the end. There's no need to share you're score, unless you're particularly please with performance! ************************ **** USING ZOOM **** ************************ https://zoom.us 1. It's FREE, no registration or login required. 2. I'll share a weblink invite and password in the morning of the meeting and add it as the event 'location' on the meetup event itself. You can then click on the link to join the session. 3. I'll open up the call 15mins before 3pm to give people time to join. 4. 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. 5. 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 6. Whichever device you use there is no need to register with Zoom. You'll just be prompted for a 'Guest Name' and then the password when joining session. 7. By default participants will be muted with video disabled. People are welcome to talk if they unmute. There's also the option to use the chat screen.

NOTE - May event now moved to Sun 13th Sep

Besbrode Pianos

NOTE - We're now going to take an extended break from in-person meet-ups, provisionally returning on Sunday 13th Sep. If you'd already RSVP'd for May then you'll automatically have a place in September On positive note I'll shortly be announcing some online events - what this space! Event Details All players, regardless of ability, experience or musical style are welcome. There's no requirement to play, just come to listen if you prefer! There'll be an interval and free refreshments included (tea/coffee and biscuits). We have the venue from 1:45pm, so feel free to turn up from then ready for our 2:30pm start. The attendance fee of £5. This is just to cover the refreshments, meet-up organiser admin and PLI (Public Liability Insurance). Our group will have use of the fabulous Besbrode Steinway Piano showroom. As the event is on a Sunday afternoon, there'll be plenty of free parking nearby. Here's the showroom we'll be using! See you there!

Past events (25)

LPTP Online Music Trivia Quiz! [No.2]

Online event

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