whitepianoSmallAmateurPianists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit orga­ni­zation founded in 2011 by Glenn Kramer to provide perfor­mance oppor­tu­nities for amateur pianists of all profes­sions and back­grounds. Since its formation, membership has grown to over 1,500 piano enthu­siasts and is the largest piano meetup group in the world. Perfor­mances are held at various venues—from recital halls and libraries, to churches and private homes. The group also provides educa­tional oppor­tu­nities, such as masterclasses and lectures on perfor­mance practice, the history of clas­sical music and much more. One of our highlights for 2016 was the San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs — and in 2019 we are adding a Festival to the competition event so even more amateurs have an opportunity to play and be heard. Clas­sical music should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone, and AmateurPi­anists serves to facil­itate this mission by connecting pianists with audiences.

Our Mission is threefold, (1) to provide opportunities for piano performance, (2) to educate through masterclasses and lectures, and (3) to organize the San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.

Board of Directors (as of January 2019)

  • Lulu Hsu, Chair
  • Songqing Wen, Treasurer
  • Earlene Dunbar, Director
  • Mark Chen, Director
  • John Evans, Director
  • Ava Payne, Director
  • Fred Zuill, Director

Supporting Board Members

  • Galina Shekhtman

We encourage vendors to purchase a sponsor banner on our Meetup page to advertise their products and services. However, please do not solicit our members to sell your products or services. Thank you!