The Piano Place Donates The Famous "Street Piano"

July 21, 2022

The Piano Place Donates The Famous "Street Piano"

The Piano Place proudly donated a piano to Music Shapes. Music shapes had the magnificent idea to turn this donated piano into a "street piano" but formally called Kaleidoscope Keys. so all of the piano components were weatherized and rebuilt to withstand the weather changes. Music Shapes’ founders Barrett and Derek Steinhoff, who are also piano technicians, completed this process.

Jeanne Barrett (pictured above) stated “The name of the piano is Kaleidoscope Keys. One, being an engineer, I just love geometry and spirographs and kaleidoscopes — and I have a collection of them — so it is just a fun theme to have”.

This piano is available for anyone to enjoy and is located at: 407 Pine St., Rochester, MI 48307

Shaun Hayes, left, the executive director of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts; Jeanne Barrett, the founding director of Music Shapes; Alana Stultz, the PCCA’s community engagement coordinator; and Lisa Brandt, an artist who designed the piano; along with Scott Blackett, the manager of the Piano Place, at the unveiling of “Kaleidoscope Keys” street piano to the community on June 8, 2022.
Photo by Erin Sanchez from C&G News 

The Piano Place is your destination for Certified Pre-Owned Steinway pianos, Kawai pianos, Yamaha pianos, Mason & Hamlin pianos, Seiler pianos, and much more. We rent new and used pianos all over the Detroit area. We can also sell your piano for you on consignment. We have player grand pianos available to play and purchase. Look out for our advertisements of upright piano sales and grand piano sales. We look forward to seeing you soon!




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