The New Forest Piano Club has been crated primarily to support pianists in being able to play in front of others, so that we can all gain ease and confidence in our abilities and can encourage others on their journey. Alongside this, of course, we gain the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of perhaps unfamiliar music, plus they meet up and connect with other friendly, like-minded souls.
Pianists of all levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced, no previous performing experience is necessary. They especially welcome any pianists who are nervous of playing piano in front of others, but wish to dip their toe in and start building confidence.
Feeling nervous? Not sure about playing? Why not just bring along your piece, and see how the mood takes you? You can opt out and just listen. You won’t be forced into anything.
The North Staffs Organ & Keyboard club has been running for over 54 years, meeting twice a month in Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffordshire.
The club now has a dilemma, as although there is a strong regular following and some funds in the bank, many of the committee are becoming more senior in years and have with health issues.
At the club's next official year end, in February, six of the committee of twelve will be standing down, four of whom are officers. If no other members come forward, which seems unlikely, the continuation of the club will become untenable.
We are therefore appealing to anyone who would be prepared to continue the future of the club.
A letter has been sent to members explaining the situation and that if no solution is found in the next few months, the club will cease to exist at the end of March.
Can you help to keep this friendly and active club going? If you can, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see about the club at https://www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/northstaffs/ (opens in new tab)
After an excellent conversation on Monday 9th October 2023 with Richard Ashby from Korg UK, Rod is delighted to announce he will be showcasing the flagship Korg Pa5X Arranger keyboard at all of his performances starting this Sunday 15th October 2.30pm at Cambridge Keyboard Concerts.
For more details about how to book Rod to play for you, visit his player page here on OrganFax.