Pianos- Requesting Advice

Dec 25, 2013
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I have always wanted a piano, since I was a little kid. My dad was a trombone player in the Navy band, so we were guided into the wind instruments, for some reason my parents didn't want a piano in the house. I'm a proficient player of saxaphone, flute, and clarinet, as well as a classically trained vocalist. I can read music.

Now that I'm an adult, I would really like to teach myself piano.

There are a ton of free uprights to be had on craigslist for free, but I'm concerned about how playable they will be. I don't know anything about piano maintenance.

Can anyone here guide me about what the true cost of a free piano might be? What to look for when looking at them?

Any help would be appreciated.

Blessings
 

Jesus Freak

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They aren't free. You have to consider the cost of getting it properly tuned if you want a perfect piano. I have my own keyboard, but I am teaching myself by the traditional play it by ear method. Hope this helps.
 
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Thank you.

I realize there will significant cost of ownership.

I was looking for someone with experience in the costs of tuning and maintenance to give me an idea what I might be looking at.
 

Jesus Freak

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Maybe go online. I also have a blind friend that went to piano tuning school, and if you would like his email address, I can give it to you, and you can talk to him about it, and see what he says about it.