Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meet My New Piano!


     Look what has come to live in my home studio!  I've been casually looking for a better piano to teach and practice on. The more I work on my Grade 10 repertoire, the more I realize how important it is to have a really good instrument.  Not to be down on my other piano, because I loved it, but let's face it- this new one is about 75 years newer than that one. Yeah. Lots of improvements to be had!  The old one hardly had any action/response left so when it came to technique it was starting to fail me.
            
    I found this beauty on Kijiji over the weekend, after not looking at ads for 2 weeks. We took a piano expert with us to look at the instrument. The price was so ridiculously low that I figured there must be something wrong with it. But it was quite the opposite! It was the original owner who was selling (because he needed the space) and it has been well taken care of- the inside and out look brand new and are in immaculate condition.    

      I know you're dying to know what I paid for it, and I'll keep you waiting no longer: $399
Yes, you read it right! Our piano expert said that if he were to sell this in his piano store (that he used to have), it is worth at least $2,500.  Did we get a good deal or what?!
     I know, isn't it just screaming to be played? For piano lovers, pianos are loud even when they aren't being played. :) It's a  miracle I'm getting anything else done with this thing in the house! It has a nice firm touch (more like a grand) and already I feel that I'm progressing better with practicing. I can't wait to teach on it tomorrow!

12 comments:

Anne Crosby Gaudet said...

Congratulations Leah. Very exciting!

Leah said...

Thanks! I can't believe it's mine- it's definitely the nicest one I've ever had.

Wendy Chan said...

Congratulations Leah! So happy for you.:)

Leah said...

Thanks...one step closer to my baby grand, eh? :)

Sheryl said...

Congratulations, Leah! What a deal! Now just tuck all that savings away toward the piano of your dreams while you enjoy this one! It makes a huge difference when we can play on a piano we enjoy!

Bethany said...

Beautiful! What a great find.

Leah said...

Sheryl, yes, it is so much more motivating to practice when you get the expression you want from the instrument. Finding this piano made me realize that my dream of a baby grand may not be so unreachable after all. :)

Leah said...

Bethany, thanks. I'm definitely enjoying it. :)

Joy Morin said...

Wow, Leah! What a great deal and what a beautiful piano!!! Congrats! I can't wait to be a piano owner soon. It'll happen sometime this summer. =)

Leah said...

Joy, I actually thought about you when I bought it- was wondering if you had found yours yet. Looking forward to seeing pics of it when you get it. :)

Tanya said...

Congratulations! What a great find!

Leah said...

Thanks. :)