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As part of Play Me, I’m Yours, an art event in conjunction with the 2015 Pan American Games, 41 pianos were rolled out across the city this week. Curious passersby jumped at the chance to bang out a tune or two on the public instruments, which will be available for impromptu jams throughout the city until the end of the month. Globe photographers Fred Lum and Galit Rodan caught up with some of the musicians to find out what exactly they were riffing on

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Steven Preisman, 28, from Toronto, plays the Minute Waltz on one of the Toronto Island ferries.

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Lea Wojciechowski , 23, from Michigan , plays Malaguena. The piano is representing the British Virgin Island. Lea has known the song for years and has been playing piano since she was six years old.

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Steven Preisman, 28, from Toronto, plays the Minute Waltz on one of the Toronto Island ferries. The piano representing Colombia is parked on the foredeck of the Sean McBride ferry that plies the Toronto islands. Reynolds studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Matt Craig, 32, plays Chopin's Heroic Polonaise in A-flat Major on the Belize piano outside Koerner Hall. Craig, who has played for 26 years, is classically trained and said he took conservatory until attaining Grade 8 and then commenced learning on his own.

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Matt Craig, 32, plays Chopin's Heroic Polonaise in A-flat Major on the Belize piano outside Koerner Hall. Craig, who has played for 26 years, is classically trained and said he took conservatory until attaining Grade 8 and then commenced learning on his own.

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Jennie Cheung, 15, plays River Flows in You by South Korean composer Yiruma on the Nicaragua piano in Butterfield Park beside OCAD. Cheung has been playing for about five years and taught herself to play the piece after hearing it on YouTube.

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Owen Maggs, 11, plays the song The Cave by band Mumford and Sons on the Costa Rica piano at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Playing piano is in Maggs's family - his mother, aunt and uncle all play and have taught him how. But he learned this particular song from the keyboardist in his band.

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Alex Gerhardt-Bourke , 21, of Wollongong, Australia, plays some improvised 12-bar blues on the Bermuda piano outside the Royal Ontario Museum . Gerhardt-Bourke said he took some lessons when he was young but he is mostly self-taught. Unaware of what the piano represented, he was surprised when he came across it but, "It said 'play me,'" he said.

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Alex Gerhardt-Bourke , 21, of Wollongong, Australia, plays some improvised 12-bar blues on the Bermuda piano outside the Royal Ontario Museum . Gerhardt-Bourke said he took some lessons when he was young but he is mostly self-taught. Unaware of what the piano represented, he was surprised when he came across it but, "It said 'play me,'" he said.

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