Some of you may have noticed the colorfully themed pianos placed around Portland during the summer like the picture below. Megan McGeorge’s mission to “rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy” continues to grow each year. Willamette Week just published an article in their “Best of Portland 2018 Guide
describing her mission:
In an effort to get pianists of all levels out in the community sharing their music, I’ve created the “Piano. Push. Play.” challenge for my current and former students. The student that plays on the most pianos (and possibly the most times if it gets competitive) will have the opportunity to perform on the “Piano. Push. Play.” Farewell Concert at the Portland Art Museum on Friday, August 31st and will receive two free complimentary tickets to a Portland Piano International recital during the Fall/Winter season.
Students just need to e-mail, text, or post a video of themselves playing for at least 3 minutes at each location. The deadline is August 26th. Videos can be publicly posted to my Keys to Expression facebook or instagram page or privately sent to me via e-mail or text. (Information about pianos placed by “Piano. Push. Play.” can be found at http://www.pianopushplay.com, as well as the facebook, instagram page, and app.)
OMTA (Oregon Music Teacher’s Association) is hosting a “Piano and Picnic in the Park” event in conjunction with “Piano. Push Play.” on July 21 at Mt. Tabor and July 22 at Council Crest from 5-8:00 pm which all students are invited to join. This might be a great kick off to the challenge and I will be there performing some fun duets. I hope to see some of you there!