Pianos in Bath:

City of Bath College

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  1. Finn Shields plays Scott Joplins Fig Leaf Rag
  2. My office is just above the piano - it's been an interesting week. Some amazing long classical pieces, some experimental, some compsing on the spot, and quite a few pianists who only went to a couple of lessons - but they remembered Chopsticks and the Entertainer! I can't see the performers, but thanks for the entertainment.
  3. City of Bath students on the free pianos
  4. We'll lets see some of that talent then !
  5. Students at City of Bath College have been tinkling the ivories as part of a new city-wide interactive music project.

    The Play Me, I’m Yours project has seen 10 pianos installed at sites across Bath, including one outside the Music and Performing Arts building at City of Bath College.

    Max Weedon, City of Bath College music coordinator, said: “This is a great community initiative which has really captured the imagination of our students – and staff too.

    “We have some of the most talented musical students in the south west and they will seize any opportunity to practice their singing and playing, so the piano has already been well used, after just a few days.

    “Bath is an excellent city for musical talent and we hope that all the pianos attract people to them, whether they can play or just want to experiment.”

    Among the musicians who have tried out the piano are hardcore rockers Strychnine Poisoning. While the piano is not the kind of instrument you will often find incorporated into one of their sets, the group said they had made use of it.

    Johan Jorgensen, studying the BTEC National Diploma in Music, said: “My band Strychnine Poisoning actually wrote a new song on the piano during a lunch break. It’s been really popular and a good addition to the College - I hope it is here to stay.”

    City of Bath College will be opening the Bath Music Festival with an exciting and diverse musical extravaganza on Friday 28th May.

    Mixing up live music with a host of bands, DJs, MCs, dancers and street performers, this open air spectacular street party promises to kick the festival off in style.

    An eclectic line up of live bands including Bhangra act RSVP, The Roundabouts, I Am Bodhi and Gabrielle Aplin will take to the roof of Macaulay Building (Avon Street) from 5pm until 10pm.

    Running consecutively on the small lawn outside Macaulay Building there will be a host of DJs offering a heady mix of dubstep, hip hop and drum n’ bass.

    Pictured: Strychnine Poisoning taking a rock ‘n’ roll approach to playing the piano at City of Bath College.

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