2 ~ 'Playing it by Ear' free Piano Tuition for those in most need.
3 ~ 'Piano Donations' redistributing pianos in the local community
4 ~ 'Lids Open Day' free access to Grand Pianos in Grand Places
1. Make a BACS payment ~ directly into our bank account. Please use the contact page . . . to request our BACS details.
2. Send us a cheque, made payable to: The Piano Project CIC To: The Piano Project, Unit X, 19 Shawlands Shopping Centre, Glasgow, G52 2JR
3. Contribute through PayPal by clicking on the button opposite.
There is a process to go through with piano donations - as we need to make an assessment of each instrument and understand each unique story & situation of a piano and it's donor. We cannot make any promises about taking your piano, though we will do our best to find it a new home if we can. This is dependent on factors including the strength of the tuning pins. We are also increasingly swamped with offers & have almost reached capacity on our ability to accept new piano donations ~ so we may take a some time to respond and may not be able to help you even when we do get in touch. This is just a reality for our project right now . . . ( September 2018 ) We want you to have realistic expectations of how the process works, if we can find a place to store your piano. That means that one of the first questions we ask everyone offering to give a piano to our project is also whether you can cover or contribute to the cost of moving the piano.
There is a lot of important info for us to collect for each potential piano donation and we ask that you fill out the contact form as fully as possible. Thank you. If you need to contact us at short notice you can call our Project Coordinator on 07940224365.
Every piano we receive has a unique story to tell about it's life up to now & what lies ahead. In 2016, the arrival at David Cargill House of a lovely Bechstein ~ replacing the Eavestaff that was well beyond it's playable life ~ seemed to instantly lift the spirits of some residents as Jessie ( resident pianist ) sat down to give us all a tune. Like most of the others, the story of this donation is a chain of emails, phone calls, piano moves & accidental connections made at fortuitous moments. Thanks to: Susan Christie for her initial piano request, Alice Elms for donating her piano and DCH for covering removal costs. It looks like the new piano will have a long life and be a genuine pleasure for Jessie to play and the residents to listen to.
There are bucket loads more stories just like this ~ so if you have a piano in good condition and would like it to have a longer life, please contact us here and we will do our best to find a new home for your instrument. Obviously . . . it helps if you don't live 10 floors up ! Please bear in mind that we are almost at capacity for potential donations right now ( July 2017 ) and so we can't make any promises.
You can also support the project by hosting or donating a Piano or if you are a musician, artist, performer or someone with time, energy & resources and would like to support the project in some other way in-kind please get in touch on the contact page here.