There is no measure to how much this music experience has touched our lives, and more so mine. The sweet moments that has melted my heart and made me proud of her are times when she surprised me by playing and singing on her own. She counts the music notes the way her teacher does and it is a real kick to hear her little voice so firm. She cares that she gets the stars- that means he passed, and gets to play on her teacher's Hollywood Piano every weekend.
5 Quick Tips For Buying & Owning a Piano1) Every Key Works. Make sure every key on the piano works by taking time to test out every single piano key. All the keys are important at some point, so if you don't know, have someone that do know come a long with you on this purchase. Also make sure you test the foot pedals on different octaves.
2) Age Doesn't Matter. Pianos have an average life span of 30 – 60 years, so don’t be intimidated by a piano’s age. Our church has a piano that has been around for 30 years and still works beautifully. Just because the piano is 30 years old, it doesn't mean it can't be tuned and play as well.
3) Don’t Be Fool By the Exterior. Sometimes the seller tries to diverse your focus on recent upgrades to the piano exterior. Dressing up a low-quality piano with a shiny finish is just one of the sneaky sales tactics of the piano trade used by pros and private sellers alike. Just make sure you did some research on the model and brand before you go for the key test.
4) Moving the Piano. Moving and tuning the piano can cost at least $100, depending on who you ask and where you live, the cost could vary significantly. You might want to get a quote on the exact pricing based on location, distances traveled, and the piano style and health.
5) Insurance. It might be a good idea to purchase insurance for the piano. There is no telling what could happen. It is a wise idea to protect big investments like a piano and, or an asset that might cost a lot of money to repair.