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
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Piano Tuning
How to Tune Pianos
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
113 registered members (anotherscott, Almaviva, aph123, anamnesis, alfredo capurso, 26 invisible), 1,950 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

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
#394373 - 05/09/07 06:56 PM anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
kreisleriana Offline
Full Member
kreisleriana  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
I'll be spending my summer in Beijing, will rent a piano to practice in a fairly new apartment. So I'd like to know if practicing is allowed (or not prohibited) in a 32 floor apartment (newly built, have students, white-collar, family). I'll be living either somwhere at the middle or the 32nd floor. And if there is a standard practice time (like 10:00AM-10:00PM or 11:00-9:00). I certainly don't want to see cops showing up the first day I start to practice.

Also, does anyone know the cost for renting a descent upright piao in Bijing? I've heard that some vendors in China will try to raise price to foreigners thinking that foreigners usually don't know the price range.

Thanks a lot smile


Yay! I can play piano...
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#394374 - 05/10/07 09:43 PM Re: anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 247
gmf001 Offline
Full Member
gmf001  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 247
Uxbridge, ON, Canada
you're so lucky. I get to travel to China on a semi-regular basis for work, but I don't often get time to explore. Being their for an extended period of time should be a lot of fun.

Hopefully someone will help you on the practise front - though given the density of accomodations you're not the first to deal with this.

One thought you might entertain is to rent a digital so you could practise any time.

#394375 - 05/11/07 04:42 AM Re: anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 356
Piano&Violin Offline
Full Member
Piano&Violin  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 356
Frankfurt, Germany
Beijing is a great place - but with detailed regulations for almost everything - even exact times during which you may walk your dog in the morning and in the evening. Would be surprised if they didn't have any regulations for when and where you may play the piano.

I'd contact the Chinese consulate or Embassy to see if they have anything or can give you contact details for the Beijing municipality.

To be on the safe side and to allow you to practice at all times I'd rent a silent piano (or digital if you're not allowed to play at all in appartment buildings and if that were cheaper).

#394376 - 05/11/07 07:13 AM Re: anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 559
Arabesque Offline
500 Post Club Member
Arabesque  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 559
Japan
Forgive me, however, why would anyone want to do that? Spend the summer in a Chinese apartment playing a rented upright? Why not get a grand anyway if you're going to do that. Anyway the pianos are so cheap you could buy them, play them and turn them into matchwood at the end.


It don't mean a ting if it don't have dat swing
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#394377 - 05/11/07 08:17 PM Re: anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
kreisleriana Offline
Full Member
kreisleriana  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
Quote
Originally posted by Arabesque:
Forgive me, however, why would anyone want to do that? Spend the summer in a Chinese apartment playing a rented upright? Why not get a grand
Because while upright *may* disturb neighbors, a grand piano will surely drive them crazy?

Acutually I just got a phone number off China's embassy's website, will call and see what's up.

I can't stand digitals. frown


Yay! I can play piano...
#394378 - 12/23/07 10:31 AM Re: anyone here lives in China?  
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
sweetz Offline
Junior Member
sweetz  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
singapore
hi can anyone recommend some reliable piano shops ? I will be migrating to Beijing soon and I would like to buy a piano.


Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
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)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
The wacko Haiku piano thread
by RaggedKeyPresser. 10/20/17 02:11 PM
Is the future digital?
by Colin Miles. 10/20/17 02:05 PM
Loudness of Steinway A and B
by kenaber1. 10/20/17 12:47 PM
1988 Young Chang
by ew_jr. 10/20/17 12:07 PM
Kawai CA-67 or Yamaha CLP-645?
by TobyK. 10/20/17 11:08 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,394
Posts2,665,923
Members89,007
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 - 2017 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