Welcome to Virtual Piano Party
Imagine this: You and your colleagues, family, or friends are in a Zoom… but this is completely different.
Instead of trying to come up with more small talk or asking, “What are you watching on Netflix this week?” you are immersed in an engaging musical and bonding experience with others. This includes:
- An interactive game of “name that tune”.
- Requesting your favorite songs to a pianist who can play thousands of songs immediately upon request (see songs).
- Sing-alongs (similar to a piano/karaoke bar but on Zoom – yes, it’s possible).
- High-energy songs (with words on the screen) that are bound to get you waving your hands in the air, clapping to the beat, and dancing in your home office or family room. Seriously … this really happens and you will feel transported.
These events are perfect for all types of gatherings (happy hours for work colleagues, online reunions with family or friends, birthday parties for all ages, fundraisers … literally any online gathering where you want to have fun). They can also be fully customized based on the nature of your event. Most importantly, Virtual Piano Party is a lighthearted, interactive, high-energy, comical, self-deprecating, sometimes-emotional, and unique bonding experience based in the shared love of music and connection with the important people in your life.
Virtual Piano Party Highlighted on Fox 5 News in Washington, DC
Feedback from Virtual Piano Parties:
You were fantastic! Just the type of engaging event we needed - and even better with daytime cocktails!!!
Everyone loved! Impressive to see you play by ear, play on the fly, and manage the crowd to perfection. I even loved after one of the raucous rounds of “name that tune” - you shared “this really is the best group ever at this” (true or not - your genuine nature made everyone feel good and included). Well done and thank u so much!!!
Keith Lemer (CEO, WellNet Healthcare)
Oh what a night! Thank you for bringing the piano bar scene we are all missing into our homes. We had so much fun. My texts were blowing up with notes from my friends saying "amazing" & "loved it."
Stacy Shrinsky Ezra (host of virtual happy hour for friends)
This event brought our entire team together. Hercules Fence has 3 divisions with multiple offices throughout the Maryland, Washington, and Virginia areas. Many from our team met for the first time during this virtual holiday party. Danny helps to break the ice, create instant laughs and camaraderie, and everyone on my team is already excited for the next virtual company event. I highly recommend Danny for any company event where your goal is to create a bonding, lively and interactive experience.
Evan Winston (President, Hercules Fence)
Really cool. To get my two girls at 18 and 21 years old to sit with me for an hour together doesn’t happen often anymore. Thanks for setting it up!
Employee who attended his company’s Virtual Piano Party
If you are looking for some amazing entertainment for any holiday party or any type of virtual event over Zoom, look no further. Dan Binstock is absolutely incredible. I had the privilege of being a guest at a virtual party tonight and he is amazing. There is not a song he doesn’t know and it is a completely interactive event. I give him a five-star recommendation.
Perri Goodman Rosen (brand partner at Savvi)
The social skills group I run just had the most fantastic experience ever. I must share this AMAZING activity we just did! Dan Binstock ran a virtual piano party. There was singing, dancing, name that tune contests and more. These teens were beyond entertained and the smile and pure joy on their faces said it all! I don’t even feel like I am doing Dan justice! He can tailor parties to any audience (I’m thinking an adult party with some adult beverages may be super fun!). It really was a nice reminder that despite the ongoing pandemic, being at home can still be tons of fun. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Amy Bernstein (aim2achieve Speech Therapy)
OMG! Dan, your natural gift of perfect pitch for musical entertaining was the best birthday gift to me. Unusual times have created unusual silver linings in this quarantine world of ours. One could never believe how, virtually, we all felt as if we were together in the same room last night because you made it happen. Thank you for a great evening and thanks to my family for seeking you out and making it a night to remember.
Shelley Cohen (69th birthday party with friends and family)
Dan, we can’t thank you enough for such a special night. We all had such a great time, my mom is so touched. So glad we were able to pull this together so quickly and make for such a special celebration. The feedback/recap from the whole gang last night and this morning are priceless.
Jill Streiner (daughter of mom who had birthday party)
Danny, I’ve already gotten texts from everyone at the party—they all loved it! So much fun, and JA is so happy. Thank you so much!! What a great gig to bring so much joy to people. We are still on a high.
Marli Porth (planned her husband’s surprise 45th birthday party)
How This Started
Virtual Piano Party was started by accident.
Since the age of 4, Dan Binstock has been playing songs on the piano by ear. He has the rare ability (approximately 1 in 50,000) to play thousands of songs on instant request, even if he has never played the song before. While Dan’s formal education took him in into the field of law, his passion is playing piano and using this to bring people together.
In April 2020, during the depths of quarantine, Dan Binstock invited some of his Facebook friends to a Facebook Live concert where he would take piano requests.
From Led Zepplin to the “Theme from Cheers” to Footloose to Bruno Mars to Billy Joel to Les Miserables, and everything in between.
These events quickly grew as people shared what they were watching.
Spreading the Music
More people started joining, requesting songs, and connecting with friends through their mutual love of certain songs and bands/artists. The event had over 1,000 comments, and Dan was requested to keep having these interactive performances, including private events.
In December 2020, when Dan’s company was trying to figure out something interesting for their own holiday party, he had the idea to have a name-that-tune event. That sparked the idea and Virtual Piano Party was born.
Details and non-profit performances
Please also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The length of a Virtual Piano Party is usually between 60 and 75 minutes (or longer). Because this is a labor of love (during the day, Dan co-owns a long-time attorney search firm in Washington, DC), a portion of funds from each event will be donated to your charity of choice. Dan is also very accessible and will arrange to have a phone call -- or multiple calls, if needed -- to go over details about the attendees, special requests, and provide tips on how to ensure everyone leaves thinking, "Wow, that was really fun - I'm so glad we did this."
If you work for a non-profit and this is of interest, but you don’t have allotted funds, Dan is happy to work with you on cost, pending his availability.