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Piano to play in public

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by gotChopin, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. gotChopin

    gotChopin Low-Roller

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    Hi
    Didnt know where to place this thread but im interested if anyone knows of an open (and playable) piano or grand piano in any casino hotel or locale that is available perhaps (not just to walk up to and play) rather to receive permission from staff to allow me to play on it.

    I am fond of classical music and am a student of piano and I love playing on an available piano when I see one in a hotel lobby or assisted center (after gaining permission) and it is a great way to spend a couple of hours stress release and also to get a few people to sit down and hopefully enjoy my play and I usually chat w them.

    The places I have gone to in vegas I haven't seen any. And if I did it is usually a piano bar relegated to the professionals and off limits.

    Thank you
     
  2. Richard Alpert

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    Good question, gotChopin! I'm watching along here to see if someone has seen one available for public use. I've tickled the ivories a little in the past, albeit far from a professional level.

    I lost interest in serious performing about a decade ago, about the time my air guitar was stolen from my car.

    RICHARD
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Must have been a convertible.

    There are lots of places to play like that in the Florida Keys.


    El Cortez has a piano in their lobby that some guy plays from time to time - maybe they would let you have a tickle?

    (Of the piano, not the guy.)
     
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  4. h0und10

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    The cosmopolitan has one in a hallway between the west and east tower.. I think floor 3? I got really hammered with a few friends and started playing it on the way back up to the room.. We got yelled at by a guy working but I still nailed my verse of mary had a little lamb lol.
    I am 95 percent sure we were just getting yelled at because we were being drunken millennials though.
     
  5. gotChopin

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    Nice thank you VMers! !
    Ill have to check out Cortez (I was going to there last summer before I had to cancel) and go tickle them....the piano keys of course.

    I have been to the Cosmo couple times but never for a full perusal so I never noticed the piano. Will have to go take a look.
    Im sure for their hotel since all art and design is upscale, the piano wouldn't be no run-down Koehler Campbell or young Chang lol.
    Im hoping it is some limited edition bosendorfer or Fazioli (or Steinway sure)
     
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    You are correct, Flusher! It was in the back of my air Corvette, which was also stolen!
     
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  7. gotChopin

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    Haha which I bought w my air super jackpot that which I gladly paid the IRS my air tax amt from it.
     
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    Ok, my turn....
    Next trip I'm gettin me one of those air-hookers!
     
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    Saw a guy playing the charlie brown song on one in a store by my place., thought that was pretty cool.
     
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    You mean the air-store?
     
  11. Royal Flusher

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    Good thing it was covered by airsurance.

    Ar ar ar.
     
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  12. VegasTravelNews

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    Great question! I'd like to know that as well.
     
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    I did a first pass and could not find any place that promotes the fact it has a piano that the public can play. I'll keep looking and I want to check with some of my local contacts.

    You should call some of the piano bars in Vegas (Napoleon's at Paris, Piano Bar at Harrahs, Bar at Times Square at NYNY, etc) and see if any allow visitors to play when the pianos are not in use. Most entertainment in piano bars starts at 6PM.
     
  14. gotChopin

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    Thank you for looking out ! :)
     
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    Some towns now actually have "feral pianos" on the street where passers-by can sit down and strike up a tune.

    I don't think it would work in Las Vegas. I'm sure the buskers would monopolize them, tip jars and all, and not let visitors play.
     
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