At the start of this new musical year, I would like you all to mentally and visually review the piano in your home to make sure that it is an instrument of sufficient quality for your child to make the progress that both they and the teacher are striving for. At any level of ability, battling a piano that is of poor quality brings no level of satisfaction to the player, and is one of the primary reasons why some students do not pursue their playing.

I now have the teachers at the store who can bring out the very best musical potential in your student. Having a tuned instrument, with a pleasing resonance and a consistent and even key action mechanism, goes a long way towards this goal. One comment that I hear often from parents is that when they see a real commitment from their child to playing piano, then they will purchase a better piano, but in the meantime they will make do with an inferior instrument. I understand that we all have to budget the expenses of our activities, but realistically the investment in piano lessons will only pay off positively if the piano that the student is practicing on at home is of a sufficient quality to reinforce everything that they are working on with their teacher.

I also like to remind parents that this musical activity of playing piano is something that will last a lifetime. We are supportive of recreational sports activities, but often after High School, few students will ever play sports again. Not so with piano playing, it truly is a life long pursuit.

The high quality upright pianos that I sell at the store would be a springboard to your student's progress. Ask your teacher to demonstrate on one of these pianos, or try one yourself after a lesson. I offer a discount on all my pianos to students who are taking lessons at the store, call me for details.

Is Your Piano "Lesson Quality"?

“One of my biggest thrills for me still, is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.” – Paul McCartney