Rhinegold Jamie Cullum wants to know how the piano will positively impact people's lives and inspire more music making.

Harriet Clifford

Schools offered chance to win singer-songwriter’s £65k piano

1:26, 15th October 2020

Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum has partnered with Yamaha to donate his £65,000 grand piano to a school, community organisation or charity through a song-writing competition.

To be in with a chance of winning the Yamaha S6 Grand Piano, entrants should write and record an original song telling the story of how they would benefit from the piano. The song will need to be uploaded to Yamaha’s website by 20 November and will be judged on melody, composition, originality and lyrics. 

Prior to launching the competition, Yamaha conducted a study which found that out of the 2,000 British adults surveyed, 75% have turned to their musical instruments to help them cope with the emotional strain of lockdown. Meanwhile, 86% said that playing a musical instrument had a positive impact on their mental health. 

Jamie Cullum said, ‘This phenomenal instrument has been living in my studio for a few years now and I’ve written loads of songs on it, but it’s time to find it a new home. The winning song should tell the story of how the piano will positively impact people’s lives; how it will inspire more music making, more enjoyment and more creativity.’

The winner will be selected by Jamie and will be announced via his social media channels on 30 November. Use #WinJamiesPiano



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