Buying and maintaining a piano

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Goodbye, Dear Yamaha

After hastily selling her Yamaha piano, Robin Sloane Seibert felt like she had lost a friend, even though the upright had a faulty action and wiggling keys. »

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This Mother’s Day, a Concert Grand Piano

Nancy M. Williams declares rather than flowers or chocolates for Mother's Day, she wants a concert grand piano, in this Sharps and Flats™ humor essay. »

Ricker Choi's on playing the quiet piano.

When You Need a Quiet Piano

After accomplished amateur pianist Ricker Choi received a threatening letter from neighbors about his piano practice, he decided to invest in a quiet piano. »

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A Grand Match for Adult Piano Lessons

Photo by Frank Schramm. In my life I have bought two pianos. With my virgin purchase, I acquiesced to an arranged marriage of sorts and ended up with a piano that I liked but did not adore. Five years... »

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Hope for Adult Piano Lessons

An adult piano student considers her music ugly, a holdover from her childhood. Then when looking to buy an antique Steinway, she instead leaves with hope. »

How To Buy a Piano with a Fine Guide

How To Buy a Piano with a Fine Guide

Advice on how to buy a piano, especially for students of adult piano lessons, in this interview with Larry Fine, editor of the helpful Piano Buyer guide. »

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Where’s My Hygrometer?

One responsibility that lies with students of adult piano lessons is maintaining ideal humidity around the piano. Here are some tips for using a hygrometer. »

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Pianos for Sale: Adventures of Adult Piano Lessons (3 of 3)

Photo by Frank Schramm. Saturday morning, with clear and temperate August weather, arrived. Soon Jim, a piano dealer who had made me an offer on Craig’s List, would ring the doorbell with his crew. Th... »

Buying and maintaining a piano

Pianos for Sale: Adventures of Adult Piano Lessons (2 of 3)

Photo by Frank Schramm. After six months of trying to sell my Yamaha piano on Craig’s List, I received an email that grabbed my attention: Hi Can offer $2700. cash & carry.  Thanks Jim. Craig’s Li... »

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Pianos for Sale: Adventures of Adult Piano Lessons (1 of 3)

Photo by Frank Schramm. My son Cal’s cache of nerf guns figured a prominent role in the sale of our Yamaha piano in August of this year. My Yamaha U1 Professional, a 48 inch glistening black beauty, w... »