Piano World News – June 2022
June 2022 from Piano World
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The time has come
There just isn’t enough interest in piano/keyboard in the area to make it worth keeping open.
I am hoping to sell off the entire inventory of the store (see pictures at the link below).
I’m in the process (almost completed) of creating a complete inventory. If you’re interested
I turned 70 in November, it’s time to start thinking seriously about slowing down.
I’d like to get into woodworking, do more reading and traveling, spend more time with Lorraine,
As my father used to say ” You won’t do it any younger ”
I am currently in talks with a company interested in purchasing Piano World and the Forums.
If that doesn’t work out, there are two other companies that expressed an interest.
While I won’t get anywhere near what I could have years ago when Steinway was wining-and-dining me, it
I will keep everyone posted. If it comes to fruition I will send out a special announcement.
And even if it does, I’ll still be involved at least for a while.
Help support a struggling musician (me)!
But so many people have told me I should record one of my original pieces in particular that I
Two of my favorite pianist friends (Robin Spielberg and Dana Cunningham) both record at
So that’s where I went to record my piece. Gerry the engineer/owner of the studio is a great
You can listen to my piece here:
It doesn’t cost anything to listen to it, but if you like enough to own a copy (and I hope you do) I’m asking
Either way I’d love to get your feedback
Here I am seated at “Eleanor”, the studio Steinway B
I actually tuned the piano myself before I recorded on it. Saved me a few bucks and allowed me to get
Updates to Our Rules and Terms of Service
At the suggestion of some friends in the business I’ve made some updates
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You can find the updated posting
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A big thank you to everyone who has chosen to support the forums
Your forums name, the email you used to sign up for the forums,
Free Steinway Grand Piano to Good Home
I am looking to give away my late mom’s piano to a piano enthusiast or an institution where it would be useful. It’s a Steinway & Sons Baby Grand Piano.
For further details contact me on my WhatsApp number +1 (502) 617-0xxx or SMS +1 (330) 271-0xxx, if you are interested or forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Have a great day.”
I get emails similar to the above almost every day (I changed the last digits to x so nobody is tempted to dial them). Sometimes they are Yamaha, sometimes Steinway.
They are a SCAM!
If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
I see that live music events are slowly but surely coming back. (I’ve even picked up a couple of small gigs myself).
If you know of any concerts or competitions being held virtually,
I know that my friend , concert pianist Jeffrey Biegel is working with composers on some
Remember, if you know of any piano concerts, competitions, or events …
You can post in this section of the piano forums (and/or email us). Don’t forget to keep an eye on the forum below for
I love my Estonia grand piano but just to make it a bit more interesting I installed a PianoDisc ProRecord system
What does that mean you ask?
Among other things I can assign different instrument sounds to my piano. I’ve included a couple of examples
I also added a couple of Christmas pieces to my YouTube channel.
The Piano Forums on Piano World are not just one forum, there are in fact several,
The following is a brief description of some of our most popular forums.
Speaking of the forums, if you receive a PM (Private Message) from someone and you want to reply
About Closing a Piano Forums Account
We don’t like to lose any members (well, ok, there have been a few we weren’t sorry to see go 🙂
But if you are thinking of asking us to close/delete your account, please see this page:
Did you know you can easily view a list of the current active topics in the forums?
You can view active topics from the last 24 hours, the last 48 hours, or the last 7 days.
Here is an example of the current active topics from the last seven days
You can find the Active Topics link at the top of the page, or just use the link I provided above.
We love piano parties! If you are planning to hold one, please let us know.
Piano parties are a great way to share your love of playing (and listening) and an opportunity to get
non-players or those who haven’t played in years interested. If you find yourself in the area of southwest Maine let me know, we
love to host piano parties whether it’s for two people or forty two.
If you’re planning to host a piano party this year, please let us know!
I know that people around the world including here in the States have been dealing with the pandemic.
Here in Maine (upper northeast corner of the U.S.) we’ve done pretty well,
However out numbers are climbing again so I’m still be cautious (small groups of fully vaccinated friends).
I have heard from a couple of people who read the newsletter I sent out on the 24th that they are considering
Our friends in Europe have hosted piano parties every year since 2013…
2013 it was Brussels, Belgium
2018 was In Germany
I know there were a few parties posted for 2019.
There was talk of a piano party in Bulgaria in 2020
We’ve also hosted a tour of European Piano Makers (2011), a Piano Cruise , a Piano Crawl (NY), and
Not sure what a piano party is?
Check out the links above, and this forum
Also, see this
We now have a special sub-forum under the Piano Forum specifically as a place for posts about members getting a new
(to them) piano.
I love reading the threads posted by members who have finally purchased their piano.
And if you’ve found Piano World and/or the Forums to be helpful, we’d love to know that too.
Unfortunately these posts get buried quickly as new threads get created.
If you recently got a piano, or you know of a thread where someone is talking about getting their new piano, please let
The New Piano Owners forum lives here ,
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After I turned 70 I thought it might be time to slow down a bit.
I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours
(Show Us Your Piano Room Pictures)
This thread has been running for over ten years now!
Every once in a while someone discovers it and adds pictures of their own Piano/Music room.
If you haven’t posted yours yet, please feel free to add them. We don’t care if you only have a keyboard sitting on a table or
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Here is a view looking out the front door of my music shop, with the first snow of 2021.
This is a picture of my Music Room.
Have you visited the member recordings forums?
This is a great place to hear some of your fellow forums members.
The other is under the Fun Stuff category and contains hundreds of recordings of all types of wonderful music.
I’ve even posted a few in there myself.
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Keep playing the piano, and sharing your music. We could all use a little
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