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Offline bizgirl

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Cool Piano Jobs
« on: June 10, 2004, 04:28:50 AM »
I'm not sure if this really belongs here, but it seemed like the closest match.  I was looking for some of the more out-of-the-ordinary jobs you could have as a pianist and I came across a cruise line that was hiring pianists to perform in ensembles, as a soloist, etc on their cruises.  How cool would that be!  I was wondering if anyone else knew of any "cool" jobs or have had one.  If you have had one of these jobs, what was your experience?

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Re: Cool Piano Jobs
«Reply #1 on: June 10, 2004, 11:32:15 AM »
Read that for a REALLY COOL cruise ship job!  ;D

http://www.mindspring.com/~billanschell/sucker.htm

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Monk

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Re: Cool Piano Jobs
«Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004, 06:24:56 PM »
Oh my...

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Re: Cool Piano Jobs
«Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004, 05:26:19 PM »
Wow, that's quite a stunning story. However, if you get a job as one of the lounge pianists on a cruise, depending on where exactly it is you're playing, you get much greater liberty with what you can play. Especially if you're in a room off to the side where not many people frequent.

And of course, you can always get some pianist in the audience who happens to be on the cruise to cover for you while you go take a break.  ;)
"I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play." --  Artur Schnabel, after being asked for the secret of piano playing.

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Re: Cool Piano Jobs
«Reply #4 on: June 13, 2004, 03:29:30 AM »
Who's Line is it Anyway! That lady's got an outstanding set of hammers.

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Re: Cool Piano Jobs
«Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004, 07:51:21 PM »
Well, I'm not sure if this is a "cool" job but I would enjoy it....A local piano dealer (the building is huge! they have countless faziolis, bosendorfers and a couple steinways!) said I would have no problem getting a job there playing the pianos (mostly for demonstrations) when I turn 16 (I'm 14 currently). That would be the perfect job! although I'm sure my job would involve a bit of dusting as well....