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Piano Buddies event this past Saturday...
#3037316 10/19/20 09:58 AM
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Since I've been participating in the Piano Buddies group, with Sam Smith and his wife, Laurie, organizing and heading up the group, we have met and played the piano at various member's homes. Most of them very nice homes, with very nice pianos. We also met at Sally Phillips' Steinway Piano store in Columbus about a year or so ago, and got to play a Steinway D concert grand.

So, I offered to host a recital/playdate at my home, and they finally took me up on my offer. We met at my home this past Saturday afternoon and had a great time playing our selected pieces/songs/arrangements on one of my two grand pianos.

Needless to say, the Yamaha C7 was the group's favorite, with the Baldwin R coming in second. The C7 sounded fantastic, as always, and was freshly tuned. The Baldwin R needs some voicing that I have not gotten around to yet, but was freshly tuned; it (voicing) just hasn't been a priority, but is on the agenda now sooner rather than later.

Anyway, although my house is not as big and fancy as some of the other members homes, it is respectable, and my music room was probably bigger than most. I was glad to host the event, and look forward to the next playdate, despite the pandemic (or my lack of playing ability smile ).

Oh yea, everyone wore masks, except when playing the piano or eating. There were 11 attendees, including my younger sister, who attended for the first time. She said she really enjoyed it a lot, and being a kindergarten teacher, I'm sure it helped to relieve a bit of stress. Music is a great stress reliever! smile

Here are a few pics...

Yours truly welcoming the group and sharing a little history about my music room (enclosed carport) and my pianos.
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Sam Smith
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Sam and his wife, Laurie played a duet on the piano and clarinet [Linked Image]

Amy
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Courtney
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Della
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Paul
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My sister, Jackie Ann, on the left
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Group pic
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This is wonderful. Its nice to see some of the faces that go with the names we have come to know. Thank you for sharing.


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Oh I love these photos!!! One of these days, we'll make the drive down to visit you!!

Re fancy, any home that has a Yamaha C7 and a Baldwin R in the same room is VERY fancy!!! 3hearts


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Wonderful pictures! Thanx for sharing.


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We had a great time Rick! Your home is a great place to make some music!

Sam

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Originally Posted by Sam S
We had a great time Rick! Your home is a great place to make some music!

Sam

Thanks, Sam, and All!

We had a great time, and Sam is an excellent classical pianist.

The extra cleaning I did getting ready for the group needed doing anyway. Is fall cleaning sort of like spring cleaning? smile

Rick


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Oh Rickster ., Only If I lived a little nearer. It all looks such so
much fun. Your C7 looks so beautiful and I bet you keep it in such good condition.
The Baldwin looks really nice as well ! Chippendale legs too !
Our living room apparently used to be a garage as well . We have a wood stove in there for winter as it can get really cold
in there, even though it has indoor heating.
No accoustic piano in there just our Roland digital.Thank you for the photos ,they are beautiful ! πŸ’ πŸ’ 🌹

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Rick - thank you for sharing! I agree with ShiroKuro that any home that has a freshly tuned C7 (one of my favorites if only I had the room) and a Baldwin R also freshly tuned, is really impressive, especially for a Piano Buddies get togethers. I do love your large home studio.


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