Last updated: 22nd Feb 2018 

Welcome to Glasgow Piano City. There are loads of pianos out there for you to play ( 14 currently ) so what are you waiting for . . .              Our latest installations include: 'Jean' in the bar at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut ~ 'Libby' now at the Surface Plus Cafe ( St Geoges Cross ) 'Fern' in the QEUH Atrium cafe, 'Hugh' in Cafe FIKA ( Patrick ), 'Pincho' in The Project Cafe ( Garnethill ),'Denholm' at Riverside Museum, 'Wee Calton' in The Living Room @ The Space ( near the Barras ) and 'Mr White' in The Unexpected Artist ( 1st floor - St Enoch Centre).

 You can check them all out on our Piano Locations Page.  


Anna Magnusson Radio Piece at the Mitchell Library Lids Open Day.mp3

Details of our next Lids Open Day will follow by mid march . . . 

Playing it by Ear ~ Pianos on Prescription

Awards for All funding in 2016 let us offer 100 Hours of tuition at a range of locations, all 'Playing it By Ear'. Click on the image to read some evaluation comments and feedback. We aim to develop this aspect of our 'Pianos on Prescription' initiative and continue to offer informal piano tuition to people in most need. The intention remains to nurture musicianship & support people in everyday life to cope with isolation, loneliness and long term health conditions. You can read more on this initiative in two recent articles listed in the panel below including: the Pianist magazine and also the Scots Magazine

Our instruments are on Loan at each host venue. You can join this growing list of piano friendly locations if you CONTACT US . . . HEREWe also have high quality pianos for Hire for performances, events, conferences, festivals, workshops & anything you can think of. Whatever the occasion we may have a piano to suit. 

Press and more NEWS
Click on the images ~ to read two recent articles on our 'Pianos on Prescription' initiative. You can also listen to Anna Magnusson's BBC Radio Scotland ' Sunday morning with . . . ' interview here and watch a short film from that Lids Open Day in the Glasgow Room at the Mitchell Library with tunes from Anna herself and some of the players interviewed.
You can also watch Ian Hamilton's BBC Reporting Scotland piece above or here, covering our recent installation of 'Fern' ~ in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital main Atrium.
Lastly . . . a bit of fun from our last Lids Open Day during the 2017 Merchant City Festival with 'the Background Sounds' onstage in the Grand Hall City Halls . . . enjoy !  

    2014 Commonwealth Games ~ Photo Booklet

      Our 2016 funders are:  Glasgow City Council               Area Partnerships Fund  ) & Foundation Scotland

Some of our supporters are shown below . . .




        2015 'Playing it by Ear' ~ Photo Booklet

         Previous funders in 2014 & 2015 included:             Big Lottery Scotland 'Celebrate' & 'Awards for All' and the ASDA carrier bag scheme ( Foundation Scotland )



        Asda Carrier Bag Community Grants fund