Throughout its lifetime, a single piano can enhance the lives of thousands of people. In America today, there are literally thousands of people whose lives need enhancing. And thousands of used pianos, anxious to get back to work.
Pianos for People is a non-profit organization that connects people who need pianos, with pianos who need people. We give pianos to families, children, troubled teens, the frustrated, the disabled, the elderly.
Put differently, we introduce the Smiths, Johnsons, Taylors, Nelsons, Bakers, Martins and Millers…to the Baldwins, Kimballs, Steinways, Chickerings, Masons and Hamlins. Please learn more from the posts below, let us know what you think, and get involved with Pianos for People.
We received the piano today. And we are overwhelmed! It is beautiful. My son has pretty much played nonstop for the last five hours! We are still in a bit of a state of disbelief that we are now the proud owners of such a beautiful instrument that we never dreamed would be in our possession. The sound of him tinkling away on the piano keys is heartwarming to me and he can’t wait to start formal lessons. We both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generous act of kindness, for the mission of your organization to provide pianos to people and for the joy your thoughtfulness will bring to my family for many years to come. You have contributed to the well being of my boy and his success in the future. Again our deepest thanks and gratitude to you all!
Sunday, August 25, 6 – 10pm. 10 Pianists, all styles. Donation ticket price of $35 includes food, Schlafly beer, and Purus Vodka cocktails. And better than that, it helps us get more pianos to more families. Join us. Go the the Facebook events page, facebook/events/100 fingers.
Plan to join St. Louis musicians of all kinds at the Wine Press on Olive, near the Central West End, for to (at least) pianists performing all styles of music to help us raise funds. Dinner and bar included. This event will be unlike any other — we guarantee. More info to come.
All of your commitment, stamina and votes helped us get the grant necessary to place more unused pianos into St. Louis households that cannot afford such an instrument themselves. Thank you all so very much.
NOW YOU CAN VOTE to help us receive a $20,000 grant from Monsanto! Please click on the link below and select “Putting Unsold Pianos with Children, Families and the Elderly.” Thank you all very, very much. Grow St. Louis
Jamal is 9. He’s a new student. The song he’s playing shows great constraint from rushing, measured beat and rhythm, and even some dynamics. Simple composition, but effectively getting Jamal off on the right foot.