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
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!
Here are a few pics...
Yours truly welcoming the group and sharing a little history about my music room (enclosed carport) and my pianos.
Sam and his wife, Laurie played a duet on the piano and clarinet
My sister, Jackie Ann, on the left