Inspired by Alan Rusbridger’s book Play It Again, this series of interviews, called ‘Piano Notes’, focuses on adult amateur pianists. The overriding theme of Rusbridger’s book is its celebration of amateur pianism and music making in general, as a convivial social activity and one which can provide ‘therapy’ in our busy lives.
I meet many amateur pianists in the course of my musical life, some of whom play at an advanced, or quasi professional level, but who have chosen to follow a different career path, for whatever reason. All of them express a love for the instrument and its literature, and this is their main motivation for playing the piano.
This series celebrates the joys of amateur pianism, at whatever level. When did you start playing the piano? Do you have lessons now? Have you ever participated in a masterclass or attended a piano course? Do you compete in festivals and competitions? What do you love about playing the piano? Which piece do you dream of being able to play?
If you would like to take part in the series, you can either:
Download the Adult amateur pianist questionnaire and answer the questions, or
Write your own text and submit it to me (use the Contact page to get in touch initially)
For performance opportunities and other events for amateur pianists in London, please check out the London Piano Meetup Group