What we’re about
Group devoted to people who want to Meet other piano players. All levels and styles of music are welcome. Share the pieces they're working on; Learn from others; Be exposed to pieces others have discovered; Share their love of the piano and piano music.
Don't worry about how proficient you are. There's no competition here. All levels of ability are welcome, from beginners to advanced. One purpose of the group is to encourage others to work on their skills; build from where they are.
Do you freeze up in front of an audience? This is a way to get used to playing for others in a casual, supportive setting.
All styles of music are welcome—classical, jazz, pop, whatever you play, we want to hear it.
Even young children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, and older teens are welcome to join on their own.
Don't be intimidated if you are not yet "fully proficient," or if your piece or what you're playing isn't perfect. This can be a workshop, not just a venue for polished performance. If in doubt, come anyway, you will be welcome. Even people just wanting to listen or check it out are welcome to join the group and come.
Also, four hand or other instruments with piano are welcome. We can sometimes accommodate voice and piano, but if you need a microphone, you may need to bring it yourself or make your own arrangements with the venue, as this is not a service we can routinely provide or pay for. Please don't record others' performances without their permission.
We do have expenses, for the Meetup subscription and for some venues which charge us, so we ask for donations, suggested $5. There is a tip jar, or you can use venmo: @Steve-Ware-PDX-Piano. Thank you.
Come join us!