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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: Hop] #1375402
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We are also in the Twin Cities. When we started looking for a piano, we started with a friend of a friend who worked for Schmidt's. That was a mistake. The sales people were very pushy and unprofessional. It was about pushing us out the door with a sale than our getting the right instrument.

The dealer is at least as important as the instrument. We liked the older gentleman at Piano World and ran into Kieran Wells before he started his own shop. (Wells Piano) We ended up buying a used upright from Kieran.

We know many families who have kids in piano. Kawai is about three to four times as popular as Yamaha. Do not stick with just those brands but look at others and look at used as well. Most importantly, go see Kieran.

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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: strokeoluck] #2722382
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Moving up from a low end keyboard to a piano is great! However, the change in touch means that your daughter may experience some initial adjustment. When I made this change, I found that I needed to learn to press the keys with much more force and speed than the cheapie keyboard needed. Just pushing down a key on a cheapie keyboard makes it produce sound. But a piano’s action is different, and she’ll have to learn this. She needs to participate in the decision. If you’re not a piano player, the change in ‘feel’ from a cheap keyboard to an actual piano is more significant than you might realize.


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: MH1963] #2722388
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Originally Posted by MH1963
Moving up from a low end keyboard to a piano is great! However, the change in touch means that your daughter may experience some initial adjustment. When I made this change, I found that I needed to learn to press the keys with much more force and speed than the cheapie keyboard needed. Just pushing down a key on a cheapie keyboard makes it produce sound. But a piano’s action is different, and she’ll have to learn this. She needs to participate in the decision. If you’re not a piano player, the change in ‘feel’ from a cheap keyboard to an actual piano is more significant than you might realize.
Since this thread is 8 years old we can only hope that his daughter made the transition successfully.


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: strokeoluck] #2722390
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Lol I was thinking the same thing


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: strokeoluck] #2722699
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LOL! Interesting! It showed on my list of unread threads, and I didn’t even notice the date. Clearly I need to step away from this keyboard and back to the piano keyboard!


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: strokeoluck] #2722834
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Yes, the 11 year old suddenly becomes around 20.


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: strokeoluck] #2722845
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I'm dying to know if she quit after 3 or 4 years, or stuck with it!


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Re: Best baby grand <$10k? [Re: Brandon_W_T] #2722852
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Originally Posted by Brandon_W_T
May I suggest this...
After playing the Baldwin M 5'2, I have been convinced that it is one of the best baby grands available. You can find a great 2nd hand one for probably under $10,000. I would suggest seeing if you can find a local one.

You get-
The very famous and well respected baldwin name
Sturdy and well built piano
Great volume in a small size
Good tone.

Worth a try!

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