By: Bobby McHavens
Being able to play a musical instrument is a talent that many people wish they had. The piano is an elegant instrument and once you learn how to play it will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Although a grand piano is the dream of many people who do play, it is a large and cumbersome instrument. Unless you have a very large space you simply won’t be able to accommodate one in your home.
A perfect alternative is a baby grand piano. A baby grand piano has all of the same features as a grand piano but just on a smaller scale. Many people choose to purchase a baby grand piano for their child as they begin lessons. This is a wonderful motivator for the child as they feel proud to be playing such an impressive instrument. The child will continue to play the baby grand piano as they mature. With proper care and maintenance the piano will actually last the child their entire life.
Purchasing a baby grand piano can seem like a daunting task especially if you’ve never bought a piano before. It’s not difficult though and there are several avenues available when it comes to buying one.
Many baby grand pianos can be purchased used. People lose interest in playing or someone passes away and the piano sits quietly collecting dust.
Your local newspaper may be a good resource for finding a used baby grand piano. You’ll want to contact the person selling it and inquire about its condition and price. If you are impressed by what you hear over the phone you should schedule an appointment to view the piano.
If you do choose to purchase a used baby grand piano you’ll need to contact a piano mover. Piano movers are unique in that they are skilled in moving pianos without causing any damage to the instrument.
Baby grand pianos can also be purchased at many music stores. In this case you may even be able to specially order the color of the piano as well as the piano bench. Although black is still the most popular color in baby grand pianos many people like the beauty of a white piano as well. Another benefit of purchasing from a music store is that they will be able to arrange delivery of the piano for you.
It takes a good deal of time to learn how to play the piano. Investing in a quality instrument will showcase your talent. It also spurs you to practice more when you have the baby grand piano in your home just waiting to be heard.