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 Sheffield 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! There'll be a small attendance fee of £5 to cover the venue hire, meet-up organiser admin fees and PLI (Public Liability Insurance).

We have the wonderful venue of The Upper Chapel on Norfolk Street, using their Yamaha C5 Grand Piano. This is a high quality instrument and well maintained as used regularly for concerts.

Looking forward to seeing you soon and hopefully hearing you play!

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Let's "Zoom" The Piano! #7 (October) - Sheffield and Leeds - Audience Welcome

All welcome to our 7th online event! We're now moving to monthly on the 3rd Saturday rather than 4-weekly. We'll again 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 15min 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 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 5-6min video. All videos are removed from WeTransfer storage after 7 days***

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