What we're about

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

Whatever your ability, experience or musical style you'll be welcome. The idea is to provide a monthly opportunity to play to a friendly group of like-minded people. We have the use of a number of Manchester venues, all with excellent (9ft) grand pianos. The events will be informal, the aim being to increase performance confidence, have fun and meet new people. If you'd like to try a duet, bring it along!

Free refreshments included. There's also no requirement to play or even be a pianist, being part of the audience is a great encouragement to the players. Our events are once a month, typically on the the second Saturday.

It’s £7 to attend whether playing or an audience member, this covers to cover the venue rental, insurance and refreshments.

Looking forward to meeting you and maybe hearing you play!

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's "Zoom" The Piano! #20 - Joint session with Liverpool and Birmingham groups

All welcome to our 20th online event. For October we're joining up with the Let's Play The Piano groups in Liverpool and Birmingham! Note also it's on a Wednesday night this time.

As always, audience/non-players welcome too!

If you'd like to contribute some music just let me know. We'll have both live performance and the pre-recorded options. 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.

There'll be a short interval after around 45 mins

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.

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 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 nice and easy, again no registration/login required. It'll send me a link to download your video. Standard limit is 2GB which way more that need for a 5-6min video. All videos are removed from WeTransfer storage after 7 days***

[10.30am Session] November Mini-Meetup at Forsyth's - 10 players

Forsyth Brothers Ltd

Join us at one of our Forsyth's mini-sessions in November! These are an ideal opportunity for people who'd like to build confidence performing within a smaller group. I know the main monthly sessions can be quite daunting! It's also a good chance to try out longer pieces for those who'd like a bit more time.

We'll be in the basement workshop space and also be using the very best Schimmel Grand piano available (K280) which is real treat! Everybody is welcome regardless of ability, experience or musical style.

There'll be three sessions of two hours each at the following times with 10 places at each session:

a) 10.30am-12.30pm
b) 12.45pm-2.45pm
c) 3pm-5pm

There won't be any programme planning and you can drop in to play or take a break or a cup of tea/coffee on the sheet music floor when you like. There'll also be a 10% discount on all sheet music on the day.

It's £5 per attendee on the day

[12.45pm Session] November Mini-Meetup at Forsyth's - 10 players

Forsyth Brothers Ltd

Join us at one of our Forsyth's mini-sessions in November! These are an ideal opportunity for people who'd like to build confidence performing within a smaller group. I know the main monthly sessions can be quite daunting! It's also a good chance to try out longer pieces for those who'd like a bit more time.

We'll be in the basement workshop space and also be using the very best Schimmel Grand piano available (K280) which is real treat! Everybody is welcome regardless of ability, experience or musical style.

There'll be three sessions of two hours each at the following times with 10 places at each session:

a) 10.30am-12.30pm
b) 12.45pm-2.45pm
c) 3pm-5pm

There won't be any programme planning and you can drop in to play or take a break or a cup of tea/coffee on the sheet music floor when you like. There'll also be a 10% discount on all sheet music on the day.

It's £5 per attendee on the day

[3pm Session] November Mini-Meetup at Forsyth's - 10 players

Forsyth Brothers Ltd

Join us at one of our Forsyth's mini-sessions in November! These are an ideal opportunity for people who'd like to build confidence performing within a smaller group. I know the main monthly sessions can be quite daunting! It's also a good chance to try out longer pieces for those who'd like a bit more time.

We'll be in the basement workshop space and also be using the very best Schimmel Grand piano available (K280) which is real treat! Everybody is welcome regardless of ability, experience or musical style.

There'll be three sessions of two hours each at the following times with 10 places at each session:

a) 10.30am-12.30pm
b) 12.45pm-2.45pm
c) 3pm-5pm

There won't be any programme planning and you can drop in to play or take a break or a cup of tea/coffee on the sheet music floor when you like. There'll also be a 10% discount on all sheet music on the day.

It's £5 per attendee on the day

Past events (118)

October Event at Halle St Michael's (Audience welcome)

Hallé at St Michael's

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