As one comment stated, this is the happiest 4 minutes you can spend - just a piano in an Amtrak station in Chicago.
Here is a case where the piano had more than financial worth - just like the music it can make....
It started when a fellow finds a piano that has been dumped and he takes it home to fix it up -
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Chopin's piano maker, Pleyel, is closing up shop due to competition from China, but other makers are fighting the good fight - read about it here.
In essence, the free market seems to be working. The the global "supply and demand" with many different items out there is beginning to take a toll on one of the most unique industries in the world.
China is the growing market, with manufacturers and and a culture that is growing and is now the new center for piano making.
While it may be considered a sad state, I simply find it nostalgic and special. There will always be pianos, and there will always be someone who can and does tickle the ivories, just not as many as there used to be.
Technology is a true boon for the one-person business. One of the most time consuming elements is simply booking appointments, primarily, finding a time that will work for both you and for me as well as the time it takes to do so!
Now, with the help of PianoCal, there's no longer any phone tag or several emails back and forth! After you contact me, I send you one email. From that email, there's a link that will take you right to my schedule where you can chose the date and time that will work best for you.
This program takes care of everything - even drive time! (It does a better job than I do!).
It's easy, simple and quick!
...and you get the 10% discount!
All you need to do is use the request service form to get started. I think you'll like it as well as I do!
It has taken a bit of time, but I am now able to accept credit cards for services and products.
One more thing to help make things easier for you!
Long Island’s piano man, Billy Joel, has generously donated a premiere concert piano that will be housed in Stony Brook University’s Staller Center recital hall.
Read more about it here.
If you are looking for a nice console piano, here's a real gem - a 1972 Yamaha M3 console. The action has been refurbished and it sounds great. Learn more about it here!
Here's another story of a piano saved from a brutal and sad end. The school decided to go with a rebuilt grand rather than a digital piano - discover why they did so.
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Here is a story of a vision - as more and more pianos are headed for the landfills, here are a couple of gentlemen who found a mission for a Bradbury grand piano. It poses an interesting solution for an old piano....
Read about it here.
In preparing for a recording session, these gentlemen got a bit "off task" and, well, up came this very unique recording session!