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The argument for learning piano on an acoustic

Today I was scoping out some Baldwin Acrosonic pianos on New York Craig's List as I have a few East Coast Skype students who are playing not-so-terrific sounding digitals. They cannot produce a singing tone on them, or enjoy the "feel" of a real piano. (the so-called hammer-weighted feature, notwithstanding) Naturally, not every "real" piano… Continue reading The argument for learning piano on an acoustic

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: I meet my Blind Date Grand Piano in El Cerrito! (6 part video) and Coda

After a scenic Amtrak ride home from my Bay area teaching location, I won't dare divulge the final chapter of a suspense-filled adventure that culminated in my meeting a blind date grand piano up close and personal. I'll let the video in 6 parts plus CODA, tell the story. The backdrop surrounding my phone interview… Continue reading Just in time for Valentine’s Day: I meet my Blind Date Grand Piano in El Cerrito! (6 part video) and Coda

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Piano Interviews by phone (Don’t copy me)

It's a rainy day and I'm braced for a shower of criticism. Just consider a few of my piano phone interviews in the private party marketplace. I confess that on occasion, I've undermined my own staunch recommendations to prospective buyers as follows: PLAY THE PIANO UNDER CONSIDERATION! IF YOU LIKE ITS TONE, TOUCH, TIMBRE, GET… Continue reading Piano Interviews by phone (Don’t copy me)