At the heart of Piano Works In Progress is Piano WIP Sundays, a repertoire class where pianists come together to share the music they are working on. Classes are held IN STUDIO (West Village) or virtually ON ZOOM. The Sunday class is not a recital, and it is not a piano lesson. It is a space where each player takes a turn to share a piece and say a few words about the working-out process. One does not need to play a complete piece; partial movements or smaller sections of a work are just as welcome. Listeners are invited to comment on aspects of the composition, to further illuminate understanding for the whole group. Comments are constructive and encouraging. The response that comes back to the player completes the cycle of making music.
There are approximately six pianists in a class, and each one plays, demonstrating some aspect of their work on a piece. There are no outside listeners, although occasionally a new member will join the class as an observer, as an introduction. The pianists enjoy snacks and plenty of good conversation and leave with new understanding and validation for the work they have done.
CLASS DATES 2022-23
- IN STUDIO (4-6 pm)*: Oct. 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Mar. 5, Apr. 16, May 21, June 25
- ON ZOOM (1-3 pm): Oct. 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Mar. 5, Apr. 16, May 21, June 25
*Proof of vaccination is required for IN-STUDIO classes. All who are in attendance will remain masked with the option to remove mask only when seated at the piano to play.
HOW TO JOIN:
- Register for a class HERE.
- Consult the REP LIST to see who is playing and the repertoire being shared.
- Email your piece to Rosemary@pianoworksinprogress.org. I’ll add it to the REP LIST.
The suggested donation to join a class is $35, but please donate an amount that is reasonable for you budget.
IN STUDIO LOCATION:
325 West 11th St. #5R
(between Greenwich St. and Washington St,)
New York, NY 10014
Piano Works In Progress is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Donations of any amount over $30 are fully tax deductible. We are grateful to the many individual donors who support Piano Works In Progress and make this program possible.