Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#995471 - 07/06/04 11:49 AM Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
pianojuggler Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
One of the other threads (I think it was about Performance Anxiety) mentioned a group of Adult Beginners (I think in New York) who get together and play for each other and others once in a while.

Unfortunately, it looks like I'll miss the PNWPFP this month. But I was wondering if there were any other adult beginners and retreads in Western Washington (or from as far as you're willing to travel) who would be interested in meeting periodically.

Anyone?


(Heh heh heh... we could all meet a Nordstroms, and tell the guy in the tuxedo he has a phone call, then take turns at the piano....)

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#995472 - 07/06/04 12:16 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
sleepingcats Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 981
Loc: Oregon
This is in the Portland, OR area, but I called several major piano shops and got 3 leads. However, 1 group meets quarterly, another about every 2 months, and another about once a month, but seems some take summers off. Also, they are for all levels, and I was told very supportive. I haven't attended any yet since the next one isn't till August.

So you may try contacting some dealers and they may know of some. I'd like to make more friends, and try to get over my "stage fright" too!
_________________________
"Cats make purrfect friends"

Top
#995473 - 07/07/04 08:07 AM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
MLT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 356
pianojuggler,

What part of the Sound are you in? I'm a wee bit North of Seattle in the Lynnwood area and I like your idea.

Kirk

Top
#995474 - 07/07/04 12:04 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
pianojuggler Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
Kirk,

Lesser Greater Inner Outer Western Eastern Suburbs: Old Bellevue.

My piano teacher has three other adult beginners/retreads. I'll start asking around and see if we can round up some more interest.

What do you think a good core group size might be? Eight to ten?

pj

Top
#995475 - 07/08/04 01:42 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
MLT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 356
Eight to ten would be nice but I wonder if there is enough continuing interest for a group that big. Maybe five would be a good threshold.

I will talk around and see what kind of interest is generated. It sounds fun to me, sort of a musical gathering with some bad piano music in the background.

Kirk

Top
#995476 - 07/08/04 04:11 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
pianojuggler Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
Five would probably be a good place to start...but will we get any chicks throwing their undies at us ???

Top
#995477 - 07/17/04 07:03 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
Mom of 3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/28/02
Posts: 46
Loc: Mercer Island
I might be interested, depending on the family schedule...

Top
#995478 - 07/18/04 05:15 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
MLT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 356
Alright, I think we are getting some momentum going here. Do I hear 4? Four!!

Kirk

Top
#995479 - 07/18/04 05:39 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
Bob Muir Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
I'd like to meet once a month or every other month or so. I think It'd be fun. We could either meet at different piano stores and then a B&N for coffee or pub for a brew or maybe we could meet at each other's house (or at least at the houses of those who feel comfortable with inviting guests).

I'll be going to Alex's get together, so I'll see some of you there.

Top
#995480 - 07/19/04 07:25 AM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
pianojuggler Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
Fore!

Or "Four!!!" Hey, are we playing the piano or bridge???

I will look at my calendar and propose a date in the next month or so for a kickoff. I'll also contact a few piano stores around and see if someone would be willing to let us invade.

Alternatively, I know of some public pianos around and about.

Yes, I think it's got potential!

Top
#995481 - 07/25/04 02:09 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
So, can "not quite beginner but prone to piano train wrecks" adults join in if they happen to be in the area?

\:\) Jodi

Top
#995482 - 07/25/04 07:06 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
teachum Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Jodi - That sounds like me. I see from your profile you like equines. I have two chestnut Arabs. They are trail and mountain boys!
_________________________
You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany

Top
#995483 - 07/25/04 07:26 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
Do you live up near Couer d'Alene? We lived in Moscow for 11 years. I had dinner with your sister last night, although we sat at opposite ends of a very long table, so I didn't get to talk to her. The night felt like it was over before it even began. Must have been all that good wine, food and music! I did get some pictures, though - I'm still trying to shrink them down properly so I can post them. (stupid computer \:D )

I'd love to see pictures of your "boys" if you have some. I am currently riding a pure spanish Andalusian mare. (there is a picture of her in a thread called "my ride" in the coffee room - probably 7 or 8 pages back)

\:\) Jodi

Top
#995484 - 07/25/04 08:06 PM Re: Any Seattle Area A.B.s?
teachum Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Cool - One of my boys is a Bask Flame baby. I'm not sure if Bask is still alive. But at one point he was one of top Arab producers in the country. My other boy is actually registered 1/2 Arab as he is 3/4 arab (sire was arab) and his mom was 1/2 arab 1/2 saddle bred. I'll try and do some good pictures with the digital. They are both "seniors" now as they are 18 and 20, but you'd never know it. Yes, I live north of CDA. I back up to State and paper company land so I have great riding w/o having to trailer anywhere.

just put big pictures on (like those badgers!!!) Just joking of course.

Waiting anxiously for my new Estonia!

Kathy
_________________________
You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
124 registered (36251, Abby Pianoman, ajames, accordeur, 35 invisible), 1574 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75588 Members
42 Forums
156291 Topics
2295343 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Baldwin E250 1998
by sort
22 minutes 7 seconds ago
Shostakovich and Prokofiev
by Verbum mirabilis
Today at 06:01 PM
Used piano buying choices
by BrianDX
Today at 05:55 PM
You & Your Piano
by DancerJ
Today at 05:12 PM
Fun etudes?
by chasingrainbows
Today at 04:41 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission