Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
142 registered (anamnesis, anotherscott, Alkanaut, 36251, accordeur, Anita Potter, 45 invisible), 1755 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1117157 - 11/29/06 04:01 PM where do i begin?
lauravv Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Iowa
Hello! I'm very new, having just registered. I was searching the internet for piano sales in my area b/c I am verrrry interested in learning how to play. I started as a child in 5th grade and b/c of family circumstances, I was unable to continue. I definitely would need to start with purchasing a used one and I was just curious if any of you had any ideas on places to find something nice, but affordable. We have a "swap shop" on our local radio station and someone had a "piano to give away" so I'm waiting to hear back from her \:\)
_________________________
Laura
www.mommysmission.com

~To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything else be more fun?!?~

Top
(ads P/S)

Sauter Pianos

#1117158 - 11/29/06 04:11 PM Re: where do i begin?
NancyM333 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1547
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
I bought a piano from a person on Craig's list for $50, and for another $45 a technician got all the keys working and made it sound pretty normal. We moved it ourselves. We use it as an extra piano because we have four people practicing at our house, and while it's not great, it's better than no practice at all. Sometimes cheap pianos like that are not worth having in your house, but you can luck out. It's not hard to find a passable piano for $600 or less, and then you can trade up once you find you are going to stick with it.

Good luck and welcome to the forums!

Nancy
_________________________

Estonia 168, Yamaha UX3

Top
#1117159 - 11/29/06 04:12 PM Re: where do i begin?
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
you want to post this here instead:

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/forum/1.html

that's for piano buying or evaluations etc.

Top
#1117160 - 11/29/06 04:56 PM Re: where do i begin?
Ishmael Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 255
I would also consider the option of buying a digital.

Top
#1117161 - 11/30/06 03:09 AM Re: where do i begin?
Van Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: S. California
I second Ishmael's suggestion (probably the better way to go), but nancy's suggestion is a pretty good one as well as long as you get one that's in good operating condition, I've noticed on some of the old acoustic consoles, even if all the keys work, the action may be really subpar (i.e., very hard to play softly etc)
_________________________

Top
#1117162 - 11/30/06 09:15 AM Re: where do i begin?
lauravv Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Iowa
Thanks for the tips! \:\) I really appreciate it! \:\)

I did hear back from the woman giving away the piano and we are picking it up this weekend. I know it may not be in the best of shape, but I need to start somewhere with the budget we are one, right?

Thanks again and I look forward to exploring this site further to learn more! \:\)

Laura
_________________________
Laura
www.mommysmission.com

~To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything else be more fun?!?~

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pearl River vs. Samick
by Zekk
12/21/14 03:41 PM
Kawai vs. Yamaha: what to choose
by SeeSharp
12/21/14 02:19 PM
Disklavier Pro Alternatives? C5X Value for money?
by bryan77
12/21/14 01:15 PM
piano sound is the result of more than just the hammer speed
by Keith D Kerman
12/21/14 01:05 PM
piano sound is the result of more than just the hammer speed
by Keith D Kerman
12/21/14 01:05 PM
Forum Stats
77388 Members
42 Forums
160044 Topics
2350249 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission