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#28755 - 08/20/04 09:32 AM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Arlene Steffen Offline
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Registered: 06/20/00
Posts: 2972
Loc: Fresno, CA USA
1948 Steinway L. \:\)

#28756 - 08/20/04 11:22 AM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Carole Offline
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Registered: 06/08/00
Posts: 2229
Loc: southern California
1993 Mason and Hamlin Grand.

#28757 - 08/20/04 01:26 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
NancyK Offline
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Registered: 03/27/03
Posts: 644
Loc: North Dakota
Upright studio Kawai. 18 years old. I also own and have in my studio an 87 year old Laffarge upright, grand size (old player with no player parts). I use it a lot as well. I got it free 1 1/2 years ago. In my livingroom I have a spinet that was my mother's and what I first learned on. It's a Howard, made by Baldwin. One day...maybe a grand for me? I have always loved my Kawai though and plan to keep it.

#28758 - 08/20/04 02:14 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Dolce Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 934
Loc: USA
This is so much fun to find out what you all have!!! My Kawai is brand new (as of last year) and I installed a Damp Chaser system this past Spring.

I looked into the idea after 2 of my friends had their soundboards crack after our dry, cold winter.

Do most of you have Damp Chasers?

#28759 - 08/20/04 03:33 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
ChristyA Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 270
Loc: Midwest
Rebuilt 1935 Steinway L. Gorgeous, rebuilt by my dh under the direction of the piano technicians at college. Usually that's what I play, and my students use the other piano--baby grand, can never remember the brand to save my life. He got that one almost for free back when he used to be a piano technician. Completely scratched up but sounds pretty good.

#28760 - 08/20/04 04:32 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
dlinder Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 689
Loc: Ohio
For the last 6 years, Kurzweil PC88 digital-----lived in apartments and liked being able to practice with headphones anytime I want. Now that we have a house, I'm trying to get the upright from my parents house that I learned on. Also interested in a digital grand. Before the Kurzweil, didn't teach at home so used whatever was available. The pianos at the college where I taught were horrible!

#28761 - 08/20/04 06:41 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Ginger Offline
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Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 277
Loc: Indianapolis, Indiana
1980 something Baldwin. The same piano that my parents bought when I was 4. They gave it to me when I got married. (Believe wasn't that great of a present) I have to get it tuned every six months. I'm sure that that's what every piano would want, but this one has been moved so often, and has been in so many different climates. It's really taken a beating. It's latest problem is that the damper pedal doesn't work. I've tried to fix it myself, but it needs some worn out parts replaced. (Which reminds me that I need to get that fixed before I start teaching for the fall) When I got married, my husband and I agreed that all of the money that I earn from teaching goes into a special savings account that we won't touch-except for emergency purposes. With this money, in a few more years I'm going to buy a Steinway. Probably after we buy our first house, and after he's done with grad school.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed! \:D

[ 08-20-2004: Message edited by: Ginger ]

#28762 - 08/20/04 08:22 PM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Lisa Kalmar Offline
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Registered: 04/10/00
Posts: 4277
Loc: KC
Yup, I have a dammpchaser. Those thangs are worth their weight in gold. In addition to saving your "parts", they will pay for themselves with less frequent tunings!

#28763 - 08/21/04 04:46 AM Re: Pianos We Teach On
Dolce Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 934
Loc: USA
I was asking this same question to a group of local piano teachers, and one of them told me that she teaches on a Boston piano. She said it's a Steinway. Anyone ever heard of the Boston piano? Is it really a Steinway? Just curious.

#28764 - 08/21/04 06:05 AM Re: Pianos We Teach On
skjpiano Offline
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Registered: 11/26/03
Posts: 16
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I teach on a 5'10 Boston in my home studio and totally adore this instrument. It responds to anything we ask it to do...incredible tone colors. Solid and dependable. Used in many institutions worldwide. Yes, the Boston is designed by Steinway and manufactured in Asia (by Kawaii), making it a more reachable price than the Steinway. Check website.
Teach and recital on absolutely the best
instrument you can afford...students respond to quality.

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