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One of the real joys of my life...okay, two of them!

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I would sell the piano and get a digital (Craiglist has a Roland KR-570 for $1250 somewhere in 408 area code).

Frankly, I think that for beginners, a great acoustic grand or a decent digital makes little difference. Some people keep saying an acoustic is an investment. But noone ever buys pianos to invest. With an acoustic, you have to pay for maintenance (tuning and such). I'd rather have an OK digital than an out-of-tune grand. Especially for family with kids, a digital has its advantages.

It is never too early or too late to start. You still have more than 50 years to practice piano....

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Regarding the Real Joy: He's adorable. What an expression!


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music4me2,

Your son is very cute! I bet your daughter is beautiful too.

It is hard to part your piano after 8.5 years. But, life can
be very enjoyable without a grand. smile

Cheer up! Your kids will be happy when you are happy.

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I would sell the piano and get a digital (Craiglist has a Roland KR-570 for $1250 somewhere in 408 area code).

Frankly, I think that for beginners, a great acoustic grand or a decent digital makes little difference. Some people keep saying an acoustic is an investment. But noone ever buys pianos to invest. With an acoustic, you have to pay for maintenance (tuning and such). I'd rather have an OK digital than an out-of-tune grand. Especially for family with kids, a digital has its advantages.

It is never too early or too late to start. You still have more than 50 years to practice piano....
Hi, is that a good price for that Roland? I have never played one before. Thanks for your advice!

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In that picture...only one is replaceable!!! wink

Very cute!! FRAME IT.


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Hi, is that a good price for that Roland? I have never played one before.
If it is in decent shape, for $1250 (or even a bit lower if you're good at bargaining), I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I know it is 10 yr old technology. But I had a chance to try it several months ago, and found it very very good.

Here's the listing .

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THAT is an adorable picture! How sweet!

I've not commented in this thread before this, tho I have been following it. You are making the right decision for your family at this point in time. No matter how attached we get emotionally to things, and we most certainly do, they are still things. Your kids are the priority and the most important thing to do is what is right for them. Being able to keep music in your life and better care for your children's needs will make you feel better in the long run, even without the grand. I wish you the best of luck in finding a new piano and in your determination to play again.


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Whatever offer you get for the kid from the adoring fans here (see the way they are eyeballing him) .... don't sell him. He is priceless.

The piano is pretty nice, but..... the kid really rocks!

Thanks for sharing your picture of your adorable son. I love his expression there on that bench. Sort of reminds me of a young Harry Connick Jr. there. That'd make a cute Hallmark card picture btw.

Or a nice personal avatar for you to use at PW.

Got more cool pictures? C'mon.... give em up.


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Thank you all for the nice comments on my son, he really is a sweetheart & annoying at the same time. I thought about contacting Steinway and asking them if they wanted to use that photo in their advertising...it might attract a different clientele with small children, and Steinway could have the image as "the family piano company." I mean, who wouldn't buy that piano, doesn't he look happy? Maybe I could get a free M out of it...:-) I can always dream!

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Music4me2 wrote: "he really is a sweetheart & annoying at the same time."

Yeah but... enjoy it now while it lasts; he will be a teenager before you know it. Hopefully he won't be like that jazz player Jamie McCullum when he grows older and be inclined to jump into the case of a Steinway and dance inside the case the way he does. I felt sorry for that Steinway on Austin City Limits, when Jamie jumped up and bounced around inside the case of the Steinway he was using, on the iron "frame". At least Jamie didn't land on top of the strings and the other things in that piano that wouldn't take kindly to big kids putting their weight on top of them.


Having kids in your life can really keep life interesting and far from dull, to say the least. LOL


I have my own weapon of mass destruction in the form of a "teenage" German Shepherd. Anything she spies and can get ahold of is fair game.
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