Orpheus Piano Co. recently partnered with Sing For Hope to provide volunteer tuning and repair for their famous outdoor street pianos, a New York City summer fixture since 2010.
We had an absolute blast, made a positive difference for these beloved pianos, and met some incredible New Yorkers. This was a valuable experience for all our technicians, and our apprentices found the opportunity to work on new pianos and answer questions from the public about piano tuning and our organization especially rewarding. We wanted to take a moment to share some photos and speak briefly on some of the incredible work Sing For Hope does.
Sing For Hope is...
- The largest annual public arts project in the country, impacting about 2 million New Yorkers and visitors annually since 2010.
- Renowned worldwide, with over 3 billion media impressions -- more than any interactive public art project in the country in the last decade.
- Sing for Hope has placed 400 artist-designed pianos throughout the parks and public spaces of NYC's 5 boroughs for anyone and everyone to play -- a symbol and celebration of "art for all."
- Sing for Hope Pianos have been featured at thought-summits including the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK, and the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.
- After the summertime parks installation, the Sing for Hope Pianos are placed in permanent homes in under-resourced schools, hospitals, veterans' centers, disabled persons' networks, and community-based organizations.
- Sing for Hope partners with the NYC Department of Education to donate all the street pianos to NYC public schools, a beautiful gift to 15,000 NYC schoolchildren every year.
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All above information provided directly by Sing for Hope.
Orpheus Piano Co. is a Brooklyn based piano care service specializing in piano tuning and repair of the highest quality.
We service pianos throughout the five boroughs of New York City in private residences, recording studios, concert halls and beyond. Our friendly team of dedicated piano technicians is uniquely structured to offer a variety of services and price points to ensure every client finds the perfect fit. Apprentice tunings start at $50 - Meet our technicians and book a piano tuning easily online.
We seek to remind people of the value and importance of music. In a modern world hypnotized by instant gratification and commercialism, the timeless appeal of authentic acoustic pianos, the dedication necessary to play them, and the artful craftsmanship required for their maintenance all remind us of the beauty of moving away from commodification towards genuine engagement.