Music in Durham

Launch of Durham amateur piano group

I’ve been sent the following information about a new group in Durham for amateur pianists – the first meeting is on Friday 18 October. A friend of mine runs a similar group in London, and it always sounds like a lot of fun, so I hope this Durham group takes off. The only reason I won’t be there is that I can’t play the piano.

Are you an amateur pianist?

I am a new resident of Langley Moor, Durham and an enthusiastic amateur pianist searching for like-minded people for a new amateur pianists group. I have previously participated in piano groups in Cardiff and Malvern, Worcs; I also founded a group in Ottawa, Canada where I resided from summer 2010-Feb 2013. They were informal gatherings of adult pianists of mixed abilities and a wide range of ages, who got together to play, to socialise, and to have tea/coffee and biscuits!

The purpose would be to socialise and meet other adult pianists, and to play – to try out new pieces or old favourites and to hear what others are playing, as well as to practice performing in a non-judgemental environment.

Ideally the group would meet monthly. The next scheduled meeting is Friday 18th October at 7.30pm.

All levels and all styles of piano playing are welcome. 
If you are interesting in participating, please contact Liz Watford at or go to

Liz also has a music blog at


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