I grew up surrounded by music, and by the time I was in second grade, I was taking piano lessons. I was fortunate enough to have an antique piano in our house on which to practice. That is not often the case for those who wish to learn how to play the piano. Even now, my daughter only has an electronic keyboard on which to learn, and it is certainly not the same as a piano. It used to be somewhat normal for houses to have pianos, but that is from a long-forgotten time in our nation’s history.
I think that some of the problems stem from the cost and upkeep of a piano. So many people who long for a piano in their home don’t think they can afford one. It may be time for them to consider used Steinway pianos. From my experience, I can certainly recommend used pianos–after all, I learned on one. With a piano, age does not necessarily make it obsolete.
When investing in a piano, it is wise to do your research. Be certain that you check out the piano’s history, the age, the make, and what repairs have been done. This is vital when considering a used piano. It may be in your best interest to look into warranty options and service plans. If you do your homework, you can be assured of procuring a piano that will provide you and your family enjoyment for many years to come.