by Dunkley Music | Jul 22, 2011 | Uncategorized
by Dunkley Music | Jul 19, 2011 | Gallery, Grand Piano Restoration, Grand Pianos, Grand Pianos For Sale, Piano Refinishing | 1 comment
This Lester Grand Piano was completely restored. It is a 5’6″ red mahogany grand piano that is also available for sale. Check out the pictures of the piano after the restoration process.
As a piano teacher, I have to tell you, DO NOT get just a cheap lltite keyboard to begin to learn piano if you can afford more. You can rent pianos, buy used pianos (make sure you get it tuned by a professional), or there are nice digital pianos. A nice digital piano should include weighted keys and a sustain pedal. Also- make sure it has a full size keyboard (88 keys). If you can’t afford to invest that kind of money right now, then go ahead and get the inexpensive keyboard. Just realize that as your skills increase, you will soon outgrow the keyboard (usually within the first year or two)- and in order to continue your education, you must have access to an accoustic piano or a digital piano. I’ve heard of some piano students working out an arrangement w/ local churches or community colleges that have pianos so that they may practice the piano. I always encourage anyone with a desire to learn piano- or music in general- go for it! It is well worth it. As for websites, I’m not really sure. I personally don’t like websites that teach you how to play- nothing compares to the one-on-one with a person. Not only do you have someone there to show you everything step-by-step, use different teaching approaches if need be, there’s also a special friendship that usually develops between teacher and student. I still keep in touch and look up to my former piano teacher. I took from her from age 6 to age 17. Check your local colleges/music schools/music stores- some of them may have student teachers that offer discount tuition rates for piano lessons. Good luck!!!!