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#1899359 - 05/18/12 04:47 PM Booking a tour of the best private pianos
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I would like to book a tour of the best private piano in the United States.

Does anyone know where to start? I have a rough idea: Locate people who own high end pianos and somehow convince them to pay my artist to play on their pianos for a private party.

The music is up to par, so how to I find the people?

Anyone have any ideas?

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#1899362 - 05/18/12 04:48 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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quick question: Why?
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#1899375 - 05/18/12 05:03 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Pay YOUR ARTIST to play?

Many contributing members here are welcome to visit other members homes.

Maybe you could start by doing this!

;-)
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#1899378 - 05/18/12 05:07 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Superchibisan Offline
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Well my artist has a thing for pianos and private parties seem to be the best venues. We are setting up a tour and it would be great to be able to play some real pianos instead of digital.

This post is my first contribution to the website.

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#1899383 - 05/18/12 05:11 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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If you and he are looking to get paid for this, I think y'all probably need an agent.
(Seriously!)

BTW, it seems sort of like you're his agent.... smile

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#1899403 - 05/18/12 05:41 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Mark_C]
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Since you just joined PF today, you might want to look at the FAQs and general rules of conduct. This forum is not for promoting commercial enterprise (unless I'm mistaken). shocked
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#1899406 - 05/18/12 05:45 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
I would like to book a tour of the best private piano in the United States.

Does anyone know where to start? I have a rough idea: Locate people who own high end pianos and somehow convince them to pay my artist to play on their pianos for a private party.


At which point I curl up laughing.
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#1899408 - 05/18/12 05:46 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Superchibisan Offline
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I am not promoting anything. I am researching. I asked a question to a forum, I have not mentioned any product or person who is involved. I am merely asking others what they think. This does not violate any rules.

Yes, I am someone's agent. Manager if you will.

Getting paid is the goal, as well as playing some fine pianos. I am merely looking for the avenue to make the contacts necessary to make this tour happen.

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#1899423 - 05/18/12 06:12 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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I think you're walking a fine line between advertising and not advertising. I don't know what the answer is. We'll see what others think, including the admins or mods.

But I definitely think it's a bit of an odd thing that you're pursuing -- and I absolutely think you're presenting this in a misleading way, whether on purpose or not. And I'd guess on purpose. You're presenting it as mainly a way to "tour the best private pianos." But that's not what it is, because if it were, you wouldn't be talking about getting paid. If anything, you'd be talking about paying.

My guess is you'll be kicked off the island.
(Going a lot on how you presented it. Seems manipulative and almost scammish to me.)

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#1899431 - 05/18/12 06:21 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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I apologize if I am failing to communicate my intentions. I am not advertising anything. I have not mentioned the artist's actual identity in any way. Please don't concern yourself with the money aspect.

I want to book a tour. I would like to book private parties where there is an excellent piano onsite. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this done? Is there a network of piano owners that would be interested in this?

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#1899432 - 05/18/12 06:27 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
Is there a network of piano owners that would be interested in this?

NO
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#1899433 - 05/18/12 06:27 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Mark_C Offline
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Are you also saying there wouldn't need to be any pay?

Not that I know anyone who would be interested, but....if that's what you're saying, the whole thing becomes quite different. In fact, it becomes pretty close to how it was presented.

BTW, IMO not mentioning the name of the pianist doesn't make it not an advertisement.

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#1899434 - 05/18/12 06:28 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Tell me who your artist is and I'll tell you if he can come play my piano.
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#1899446 - 05/18/12 06:53 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
[...]Locate people who own high end pianos and somehow convince them to pay my artist to play on their pianos for a private party.
[...]

Anyone have any ideas?


Yes, I have an idea : You are going to have a very hard time to "somehow convince [people]"
- to allow a stranger into their homes to play their pianos,
- to pay the unknown (to them) "artist" for this service and
- to provide the private party for you and your friend(s).

"Somehow," indeed! I think a reality check is needed.

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#1899448 - 05/18/12 06:59 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: BruceD
Yes, I have an idea : You are going to have a very hard time to "somehow convince [people]"
- to allow a stranger into their homes to play their pianos,
- to pay the unknown (to them) "artist" for this service and
- to provide the private party for you and your friend(s).

"Somehow," indeed! I think a reality check is needed.

Some modest proposals:

-- Tell them who it is, and depending on who it is -- like if it's Horowitz or Rubinstein, or perhaps someone just entertaining like de Pachmann -- they'll probably agree. Some people might have a lower bar (including that it doesn't have to be someone dead) grin but probably not much and not many.

-- If it's not someone like that, pay them to pay you, and then they might do it. smile

That's about all I can think of.

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#1899458 - 05/18/12 07:15 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: BruceD]
Superchibisan Offline
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Originally Posted By: BruceD
Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
[...]Locate people who own high end pianos and somehow convince them to pay my artist to play on their pianos for a private party.
[...]

Anyone have any ideas?


Yes, I have an idea : You are going to have a very hard time to "somehow convince [people]"
- to allow a stranger into their homes to play their pianos,
- to pay the unknown (to them) "artist" for this service and
- to provide the private party for you and your friend(s).

"Somehow," indeed! I think a reality check is needed.

Regards,


We've already booked several of these types of events, we are looking to do it on a larger scale. It helps that we are great people smile

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#1899459 - 05/18/12 07:17 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Mark_C Offline
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Then you already know how to do it!

I thought you said you were trying to find out how....

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#1899460 - 05/18/12 07:17 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Superchibisan Offline
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Yes, booking shows is something we do quite often. smile Finding the contacts is another story.

Will the moderators please lock or delete this thread.


Edited by Superchibisan (05/18/12 07:31 PM)

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#1899463 - 05/18/12 07:22 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan

We've already booked several of these types of events, we are looking to do it on a larger scale. It helps that we are great people smile


Hmm, if you (your pianist) is so great, bring it on and tell us who it is, then we'll be the judge. smile
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#1899472 - 05/18/12 07:35 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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This is a very strange thread.
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#1899477 - 05/18/12 07:47 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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#1899478 - 05/18/12 07:49 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: rocket88]
Mark_C Offline
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Originally Posted By: rocket88
JDLR.

YCSTA! grin

(I had to look up your abbrev, and I just made up mine.) ha

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#1899480 - 05/18/12 07:52 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Mark_C]
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Yours is a real one, Mark...google it. You are just real tuned in. thumb
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#1899487 - 05/18/12 08:07 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: rocket88]
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#1899496 - 05/18/12 08:32 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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This was a mistake.

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#1899501 - 05/18/12 08:43 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
Mark_C Offline
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
This was a mistake.

If that's an admission, it's admirable. smile

BTW, chances are I'd like the pizza. grin
(Interesting research, Pianogrl.)

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#1899508 - 05/18/12 08:52 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Originally Posted By: Superchibisan
This was a mistake.


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#1899513 - 05/18/12 08:55 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon
YIW

Top google match for that: "Young Israel of Woodmere."

Somehow I think that's not what you meant. Or at least I hope it isn't. ha

BTW some of my kidhood friends were from Woodmere....


P.S. yes it was grin

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#1899523 - 05/18/12 09:16 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: Superchibisan]
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Why so harsh? You never need help?


Edited by newport (05/18/12 09:18 PM)
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#1899532 - 05/18/12 09:31 PM Re: Booking a tour of the best private pianos [Re: newport]
Mark_C Offline
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For the reasons we gave, IMO especially the apparent sleazy approach.

And in fact, I think it probably would have been OK if it had been presented more straightforwardly for what it was, or certainly if it were from an active member who was asking for ideas about such a thing rather than someone who came on here newly just for it.

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