Last updated: 21st July 2016
Welcome to Glasgow Piano City. There are loads of pianos out there for you to play ( 18 at present ) so what are you waiting for . . .
PIANO LOCATIONS We currently have around 18 acoustic pianos in residence at a variety of locations around the city for anyone to play that you can see on our Locations Page. Here are a few of our most recent installations:
MING is now taking in the city skyline up on the viewing platform on level 6, at the Lighthouse. Accessed by lift only ~ this is a great place to play piano !
Libby is about to start a new installation at Paisley Arts Centre soon with new piano donations NEO now on stage at Spoon Cafe, Trongate & another classy donations ( still to be neamed ) just arrived at Cafe FIKA in Partick. Enjoy !
Paddy has also now landed in Cafe GRO ( Glasgow Recovery Organisation ) and a new piano donation has also just arrived at The OLD BARN in Pollok Park.
BiG MaRY has now officially arrived at the Pearce Institute in Govan and we will be running Lids Open Days and organising future piano tuition from here soon.
You can see a video of Custard's whole decoration process Mon the Bees, on our YouTube Channel, by scrolling up this page a little . . . and another short film of BiG MaRY's arrival at the Pearce Institue by clicking on her name.
DOORS OPEN DAY Last year, Glasgow's Built Heritage Festival saw 15 venues opening their piano lids too for some informal Lids Open Days. Highlights included: Yogi at Kelvingrove Bandstand and ' a Piano in a Shed ' with Custard at the G3 Growers garden event. Click on the piano names for some video of Helen Minnis & Alan Kenny in great form at both venues ! This year we will be at the DOD HUb at St Andrews in the Square with a piano out on the Protico on the top of the front steps . . . more details to follow soon.
PIANOS on PRESCRIPTION Our 'Playing it By Ear' taster sessions have been fully subscribed and we are aiming to build on this success by applying for funding to create an expanded version of this to offer longerterm free informal piano tuition to those people in most need in the community. We will share more in the next few months.
Playing it by Ear
Awards for All funding allowed us to give away 100 Hours of tuition at a range of locations and events during 2015/16. Hopefully we can continue this in the future. Click on the image opposite to read some evaluation feedback from particpants.
All our pianos are on Loan at each host venue ~ and you can join this growing list too ! We now also offer high quality pianos for Hire for performances, events, conferences and anything you can thinkl of really. Whatever the occasion ~ we have a piano to suit.