Piano Player at the Museum of Discovery

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Volunteers of America Northern Colorado Services

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This grand piano, with its distinctive bird’s eye maple veneer, was designed and built by William Knabe & Co. in the 1890s and was displayed at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Prominent Fort Collins residents Abner Loomis, Frank Miller, Sr., F.W. Sherwood, and Peter Anderson purchased it and donated it to the Fort Collins Elk’s Club. After years in the Elk’s Club Lodge, the piano found a new home at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. It has been refinished and restored by Chris Finger Pianos in Niwot, CO. The greatest care was taken to make this instrument sound as good (if not better) than when it was originally built. It is regularly tuned and cared for by a professional.

The Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins seeks volunteers who are interested in playing this piano for guests at the Museum's cafe once a week for an hour. Details are below:

  • An at least intermediate piano playing skill level is requested
  • Open to all genres of piano music but must be able to play softly enough for visitors to continue to hold conversations in the cafĂ©

Shift length: one-hour shifts, broken up into ~20-minute periods of playing with breaks

Shift frequency: We would like this to be a weekly shift from 1-2pm (with the potential for flexibility on time).

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408 Mason Ct.Fort Collins, CO 80524



  • Music Arts
  • Music Therapy
  • Percussion Instrument


  • People 55+


  • one hour per week

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