where are all the pianos hiding?
help us create a map of public pianos in melbourne!
Melbourne Piano School is inspired to create a map of pianos in public spaces in Melbourne. We know they're out there.. hidden away in cafes, restaurants, community centres, galleries, etc.. but we need your help to find them!
We get enquiries all the time from people wanting to find a piano to play... whether to simply practice on, or for experienced pianists seeking a venue to perform their work. Once we compile this list of public pianos we'll create a map and publish it here and on social media.
We're categorising the pianos based on whether they are located in a community venue (accessible to the general public), or in a performance venue (available only for hired performances by professional pianists).
If you know of a piano in a public venue in Melbourne you'd like to share with us, please fill out the form below.
Here's what we know so far:
Melbourne City Library, Flinders Lane - A Kawai upright, located upstairs in the gallery room
Melbourne Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd - An older street piano from the 'Play Me, I'm Yours' festival now lives here
Queen Victoria Market Food Court, 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Darebin Arts Centre - Piano is located in the foyer.
Doncaster Civic Centre / Library
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
Ruby's Music Room, 132 Little Lonsdale, Melbourne
The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne
Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
Claypots Seafood Bar, 213 Barkly St, St Kilda - An upright piano is in the bar (for hired performers only)
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre complex, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Venues for Hire:
Betty Day Community Centre, 67 Argyle St, St Kilda. Grand piano. Venue is available for hire through Port Phillip Council.
Sale, VIC. VOGEL Upright piano. This piano is stored in the local clock tower in the Sale Mall and Pops Up (Pop Up Piano) whenever the PUP Master can get it out. Mainly weather permitting and time permitting.