What If You Just Want A Cheap Piano?

What If You Just Want A Cheap Piano?

So you’ve decided you want to give your child the gift of music. You want to start them on piano lessons as soon as you find the right instrument. 

Congratulations on your decision. No other activity can give your child what musicality can. When a child learns piano, they are learning a lot more than how to play a tune. They’re improving their language skills. They’re becoming better students. They’re even finding a natural way to reduce stress and be more at peace with the world. That’s something we all could use a little more of, right?

What If You Just Want A Cheap Piano?Now that you want your child to learn the piano, it’s time to find the right instrument. If you’ve searched at all, you might be a little shocked at the difference in prices. Even for used pianos, you can find everything from “free” to shockingly expensive, depending on which site you search. What’s more, you might have even pulled up two pianos that look the same – same make, same model, and yet the pricing varies greatly. How can this be?

Buying a used piano is a lot like buying a car. If you want a particular make and model, you can find a lot of them online. Even the pictures can make it a bit deceiving. Let’s take a 1965 Ford Mustang as an example. 

Do a search and you can find one for a few hundred dollars. In the same results, you’ll see many with a lot more zeros tacked onto the price tag too. What’s the difference?

The difference is in the love and care it’s received over the years. One will have better everything: paint, interior, exterior, engine, tires, wheels, transmission, etc. One will have more love. The other won’t. And you’ll be able to see it in the looks and the way it sounds. 

The same applies to the piano. Of course, you can find pianos for cheap. Maybe even free. But when you bring them home, they won’t play quite right, the notes will sound a little funny. Even if the piano case has been shined up for the sale, you’ll probably find it loses its shine quickly. And the notes … They stick. They are way out of tune. And you might find some of them don’t make music at all. 

Then comes your real cost when you call in a professional to start the repairs. Suddenly your good deal doesn’t look quite so good. 

You can keep looking. Occasionally, someone will find the diamond in the rough. That one in a million piano that’s been hiding in a home for years, well loved and well taken care of. They’re ready to let it go for various reasons, and you happen to be at the right place at the right time. 

There are always lottery winners in our society. 

Or you can spend your time with a professional who will ensure you get the right piano for your needs. One that will play well, last for years, and fit well within your budget. 

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