Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Outdoor Piano

Outdoor Piano by susanvg
Outdoor Piano, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photos: October 8, 2013
Montreal has placed a number of pianos in public spaces. They are there for anyone to play - to sit down and share some music with anyone around. They get covered at night and in bad weather. Each is decorated differently. This one has a special signature.

Signed by Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones, the great jazz pianist, grew up in this area. One of his first teachers was Daisy Peterson Sweeney, the sister of Oscar Peterson.

Maybe this piano will inspire a young person to take up playing; maybe it will just serve to allow passersby to sit a while and share their musical offerings. Either way, it can't help but enrich the community.


  1. Hi, Susan,
    That is a beautiful white piano with a special signature. However, it must be very hard to keep the outdoor piano in good condition and also in a certain height!

  2. Do you ever sit and play, Susan?