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I am 28 years old, and have moved to London a month ago, and even though I was a piano teacher (working with adult amateur pianists and children) and music examiner in Ireland, I had to sell my piano and relocate to the UK when a couple of unforeseen circumstances took place, such as my husband losing his job, and a serious health scare (for me!). So we are currently renting a room in a house in NW11, and I am working a full-time 9-5 office job as a means to an end.
Music has always been my life, and I miss playing the piano desperately, but I cannot afford to buy or rent a piano as our circumstances do not allow it. I am desperate to find out if someone with a piano in their house would be so kind as to let me practice it for a few hours each week, so that I can get back to playing. In exchange, I can offer piano tuition or pet-sit!
For the moment, I go to Jacques Samuel for an hour each week, but I can't afford too much more than that as they are only open till 8 pm and charge 8£ an hour!
If anyone with a piano in their house is reading this can help me, I would be so grateful.
thank you for the replies and ideas
I have contacted a couple of churches in my locality with no luck so far, but I'll keep trying. The problem with getting a piano, even for free, is that I have nowhere to put it at the moment, as I'm renting short-term accommodation till my situation improves, and I doubt the other people living in the house would want a piano!
I need to think outside the box - I even emailed the secretary of a local music society/club asking if they would pass on my info to their members....I am hoping someone would not mind a pianist playing on their instrument for a few hours each week.
It is hard not to feel totally desperate, especially when working 40 hours a week for a very low wage, but that's life!
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