One of my goals this year was to purchase a new piano for my studio. I’m happy to report that this goal has been achieved! (We won’t discuss the rest of my goals for this year, though, ok? :-)) I actually made the purchase at the end of summer, but forgot to fill you all in on the details. Thanks to Lisa and Sheryl for asking about it in the comments on last Tuesday’s post so that I can show it off!
I took a day trip up to Mid-America Piano one Saturday just to see what they had in stock and get a better idea of how much more I would need to save up in order to get a really nice upright piano. Even though I was originally leaning toward the Kawai brand, I loved the sound and touch of the mahogany-finish Yamaha U3 that they had in the showroom. It was an older used piano, but was in impeccable condition, which gave me confidence that it was a well-made instrument.
After a bit of negotiation, I discovered that I just barely had enough saved up to buy the piano that day! So I signed the papers and had the piano in my studio two weeks later! My students and I have been loving it ever since. It’s amazing how motivating it is to practice when you have a wonderful piano under your fingertips. 🙂