What are some things you should look for or avoid when buying a piano? Let me answer this question with a few questions of my own. How does the piano that you are considering buying sound to you? How does the touch of the piano keys feel when playing it? Is the action responsive enough for your playing? Does the weight of the piano keys feel too light or heavy when you press down and release them with your fingers?
Everybody has a different idea of what a piano should sound or feel like. Buying a piano for you or your child can be one of the most important investments that you will ever make toward becoming a proficient and accomplished pianist. Unlike some of the other purchases and household items that you buy and have to replace after the span of just a few years, good quality pianos are built to last practically a lifetime, especially if they are properly maintained, cared for and tuned on a regular basis.
Parents of new piano students are often times tempted to purchase a very inexpensive and poor quality piano initially, to determine whether or not their children will continue with their music lessons over the long term. Although that approach is understandable, it also has two major pitfalls:
Once you have spent some time looking around at different pianos and come to a final decision about which one you plan on buying for you or your child, (whether it be an upright or grand piano) it is always best to play things safe by hiring a piano technician to thoroughly look it over and get their personal opinion before finalizing the purchase, especially when it comes to choosing an older or more expensive instrument.
Even a cheap piano that you may have seen advertised in the classifieds may not be worth buying, let alone the cost of moving. Take for example, if a piano hasn't been tuned in several years (or several decades) it should be completely checked out, tuned and regulated before you buy it. This way you will also be able to find out whether the strings on the piano might be prone to breaking or if the tuning pins slip during the tuning adjustment. If so, this could involve further out of pocket expenses.
Should you happen to need additional advice about buying a piano, the different prices, the different brands, the level of quality and the level of craftsmanship, including more detailed information on how to choose a good quality, dependable piano that will fulfill either your or your child's personal requirements, I recommend that you take the time to visit the Blue Book of Pianos web site or purchase The Piano Book by Larry Fine.
Greetings to Everyone and A Big Welcome to Infinity Music Studio! My name is Suzanne Brittania. I have been teaching piano and voice lessons for over 40 plus years. It is my hope that you will find all the following information, along with the music videos listed within my blog, to be very interesting, helpful and inspiring all throughout your own musical journey.
The videos listed below are of famous opera stars (that I performed with extensively all throughout my earlier musical career) especially during the 1950's and 60's.
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