Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Welcome PianoTV members!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
66 registered members (bennevis, Bach_ingMaddie, Beemer, akc42, CharlesXX, 11 invisible), 998 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1321437 - 12/08/09 11:06 PM Kohler and Campbell KC-142 for a 5 year old  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
paula360 Offline
Junior Member
paula360  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
There is one for sale that is 5 years old, for $1800.00 Canadian. IS this a good price, or is it worth it. I am wondering how long it would last for my 5 year old whom is just starting her lessons. Would I have to replace later on? I am kind of shying away from the digital pianos. Any thoughts or suggestion would be great, I have never played piano so I am clueless
Thanks Again

(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#1321808 - 12/09/09 01:31 PM Re: Kohler and Campbell KC-142 for a 5 year old [Re: paula360]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,534
Gyro Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Gyro  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,534
I grew up with classical lessons
and acoustic pianos only, an
upright at home and uprights and
grands in the teachers' studios
and at recitals. But since
1989 I've been playing only
digitals, and I like them better.

There are some serious problems
associated with owning an
acoustic piano. They need to
be tuned twice a yr., at
~$90-$150 (US) per tuning. Repairs
for sticking keys and buzzing
strings are common, at ~$100
per service call. They are heavy,
and you'll need to hire movers just
to get one into, or out of, your
house. They are loud, capable
of being heard a block away.
If you live in an apt., condo,
or townhouse, that all but
rules out an acoustic piano
right from the start. And
someone pounding on one for
several hrs. a day can easily
drive people in the house--
and even the player himself--nuts.

We are living in the Digital Age,
and the word processor and
digital camera have driven
the manual typewriter and film
camera, repectively, into
oblivion. Similarly, the
digital piano is slowly but
surely driving the acoustic
piano into obsolescence. I
have an expensive acoustic
upright piano--the first piano
I bought as an adult restarter--
in storage. A similar model
today would be in the ~$20,000
price range, but it stays in
storage because I find my
$600 digital piano much better
for practical, everyday playing.
I can play anything on it,
from jazz improvisation to
big-time concertos.

#1321853 - 12/09/09 02:24 PM Re: Kohler and Campbell KC-142 for a 5 year old [Re: paula360]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 217
Huygens Offline
Full Member
Huygens  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 217
Sweden
Originally Posted by paula360
There is one for sale that is 5 years old, for $1800.00 Canadian. IS this a good price, or is it worth it. I am wondering how long it would last for my 5 year old whom is just starting her lessons. Would I have to replace later on?


I think the price is fair, and it will probably last for several decades, if you take care of it.

Have you taken your kid to a shop and allowed her to try some DPs with several sound effects?

You could always start looking at this thread and drill down.


P-85 cheap plastic imitation; not because of sound, but weight.
#1321922 - 12/09/09 03:42 PM Re: Kohler and Campbell KC-142 for a 5 year old [Re: paula360]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,842
ChrisA Offline
3000 Post Club Member
ChrisA  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,842
Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted by paula360
There is one for sale that is 5 years old, for $1800.00 Canadian. IS this a good price, or is it worth it. I am wondering how long it would last for my 5 year old whom is just starting her lessons. Would I have to replace later on? I am kind of shying away from the digital pianos. Any thoughts or suggestion would be great, I have never played piano so I am clueless
Thanks Again


Your 5 year old could learn equality well on just about any quality keyboard digital or acoustic. Playable digital pianos starts at about $350.

The acoustic piano would last "forever" but requires maintenance. Figure on $100 or so twice a year. But picking out the "correct" acoustic is very hard if you don't play. Do you have someone who can play to help you?

Do not plan to far in advance. Even if the five year old does stick with it you can't guess her what her musical taste will be like in 10 years. Will solo classical piano works interest her?

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment

Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Garritan CFX and MIDI device issue
by Osho. 01/20/18 03:51 AM
1924 Chickering Black Beauty 9' Concert Grand
by Retsacnal. 01/20/18 02:25 AM
1881 Brazilian Rosewood Steinway D
by Retsacnal. 01/20/18 02:10 AM
Learning my scales 12 at a time
by Sammyjammy. 01/19/18 07:33 PM
Protek MPL-1 Grease on Grand Knuckles
by David Boyce. 01/19/18 05:20 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,875
Posts2,688,780
Members89,485
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0