About

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 fourfold, (1) to provide performance opportunities for adult amateur pianists of all professions and backgrounds, (2) to enable free access to piano music at recitals and other events for audience members of all ages and walks of life, (3) to educate the community in piano topics through masterclasses and lectures, and (4) to host the San Diego International Piano Competition and Festival for Outstanding Amateurs.

Founder

  • Glenn Kramer

Board of Directors

  • Lulu Hsu, Chair
  • Songqing Wen, Treasurer
  • Earlene Dunbar, Director of Programs
  • Kyle Hohn, Social Media
  • Susan Fairbrother, Secretary
  • Glenn Kramer, Graphic Design
  • Yang Shen, Webmaster

Past Directors

  • Mark Chen
  • Tavner Delcamp
  • John Evans
  • Tessa Heunis
  • Naomi Hobbs
  • Betty Ann Hoehn
  • Ava Payne
  • Gary Poon
  • Galina Shekhtman
  • Rewa Colette Soltan
  • Howard Wang
  • Keith Weibrecht
  • Siyuan Zhou
  • Fred Zuill

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!