We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy.
Piano. Push. Play. began with two objectives: to give the public a new, exciting way to share their talent and hard work,
and to give the public a chance to experience music outside of the typical concert hall.
This outreach project is about developing more ways for people to see, hear and enjoy the piano in action. It began as a pop-up concert series with one piano on one street corner -- created to break down the barrier between performers and audience members, between professional musicians and students, amateurs and those who just enjoy listening.
We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.
Our 2017 Year in Review
We had another wonderful summer filled with pianos, art, music, community, and collaboration! Thanks to Field Notes Media for capturing the magic.
Our amazing artists for this summer were: Sera Architects, Tattly, Lettie Jane Rennekamp, Open Eye Art, Portland Gear, Doug Fir Lounge, Dowa-IBI Group Architects, Portugal. The Man, Lucid Design, Sign of the Beast Burlesque, and Heidi Marbles.
Thanks to our partners: Portland Art Museum, Portland Parks and Recreation, Classic Pianos, West Coast Piano Moving and Storage, Portland Piano Company, and A to Z Moving.
Piano. Push. Play. could not happen without the generous support of our piano sponsors: Lynn Loaker, Grace Serbu, Michael and Jamie Anderson, Becker Capitol Management , Todd Caldwell, Vincent Gimarelli, Harold Goldstein, Hilton Worldwide, Eric and Hollie Lindauer, Jennifer Mark, Chris and Tom Neilsen, Wendy and Richard Rahm, and of course, Nancy and Walter Weyler.
We are also very grateful for our dear supporters: Evan Cael, Megan Crowell, Jon Englund, Diane Freaney , David Lennert, Marjory Morford, Dillon Morton, Sue Nelson, Louis Paradis, Robert Shlachter, and Sharon Stern.
We believe that by exposing people to the visual and auditory experience of the piano,
we are reminded of how magical and vital music is.
— Megan McGeorge, Founder of Piano. Push. Play.