Often we see pianos or ‘antique’ pianos for sale that are advertised as ideal starter pianists when in reality they are only ideal for scrapping. Pianos are like cars in that they have many moving parts which eventually wear out, neither improve with age. Violins that are well built do improve with age, there are no moving mechanical parts to wear out. Violins improve as the wood matures.
These starter pianos that do not function properly, sound and feel horrible and beginner pupils adapt to that instrument as the norm and develop bad and difficult to correct habits as a result.
I started Pianolobby as a reaction to my own piano pupils buying precisely these awful pianos. I wanted to attempt to unite my pupils with good and reasonably priced instruments. In an ideal world every piano pupil would be equipped with a beautiful Steinway or Bosendorfer grand piano, but sadly most of us are short of the £100,000+ or space for one of these magnificent instruments.
Luckily there are many piano builders that produce pianos which are very good. However they are creeping up in price, new and used as everything else has done in recent years. We have also had a recession which has seen all of our incomes shrink.
Recently I have come across a number of people who have opted for digital pianos and even keyboards as an alternative. These are simply not good options for many reasons I cannot discuss here. I have a blog scheduled in early Spring to discuss this.
We at Pianolobby decided to set up Start Line as a way of providing ‘starter’ pianos that work properly and sound as a piano should but fits in a price bracket below £1000. Pianos are complicated tools and because of their complexity they are expensive and therefore it has been quite a challenge to find pianos that we are happy to sell, but we have made a start and the first pianos are now in stock.
They are listed in the showroom, found on the homepage, have a look and do come and give them a try. We would love your feedback on this project.
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