The largest social club for amateur pianists in the Bay Area.
“Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.”
— MALCOLM ARNOLD
Four years ago on a warm summer night, Jenny and Teresa hosted their first "Open Ivory" piano Meetup at an iconic San Francisco waterfront restaurant. They had a simple idea in mind: to meet and perform with other bay area amateur pianists.
To their surprise, people of all walks of life -- engineers, teachers, mothers, entrepreneurs -- came with their various musical styles and backgrounds. Music and laughter filled the dimly-lit room. And as the night turned into an evening of impromptu performances on the restaurant's baby grand, Jenny and Teresa realized that they had started something truly special.
We are dedicated to providing performance and learning opportunities for adult piano players of all levels in the East Bay, South Bay, North Bay and the Peninsula. We are also committed to bringing music to our communities through volunteer work.
Our monthly events include volunteer opportunities, master classes, formal and non-formal recitals. We welcome all musical styles, including classical, contemporary, jazz and improvisation. Don't miss out on a chance to play or attend a live piano performance!