Last updated: 21st Sep 2016 

       Welcome to Glasgow Piano City. There are loads of pianos out there for you to play ( 15 at present ) so what are you waiting for . . .   

Next LOD will be at Mackintosh Queens Cross on Sat Oct 29th 

Mon the Bees. A short film condensing a week of piano decoration into just 12 magical minutes.

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PIANO LOCATIONS We currently have around 15 acoustic pianos in residence at a variety of locations around the city for anyone to play that you can see on our Locations Page.  

MING is happily 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 has now started a new installation at Paisley Arts Centre with NEO now on stage at the Spoon Cafe, Trongate and another in Cafe FIKA, Partick. Enjoy !

BiG MaRY is now settled in at the Pearce Institute in Govan where she is being decorated by Martha Steed in honour of Mary Barbour. We aim to be running Lids Open Days and organising future piano tuition from here in the future.

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 were at the DOD Hub at St Andrews in the Square with a piano out on the Protico on the top of the front steps . . . it was fab.

VIMEO  Our Vimeo channel has clips from many of our events  to enjoy. Check out this piece of gallus outdoor improvisation by Geoff Angus at the Science Centre Bus Stop ~ while waiting for a handy festival to come along.

Lids Open Day         
Our LOD's have produced many smiling faces and magical moments with this year being no exception. We are back in Mackintosh Queens Cross again on Saturday October 29th during the Mackintosh Festival. . . booking opens Oct.

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. 

    2014 Commonwealth Games ~ Photo Booklet

     Our 2015 funders are:  Glasgow City Council

Some of our supporters are shown below . . .

 
 

 









 

 
        2015 'Playing it by Ear' ~ Photo Booklet

           Big Lottery Scotland ' Awards for All '

 

 
 

        Asda Carrier Bag Community Grants fund