Just thought I’d share with you my wonderful new grand keyboard.
I found it on Craigslist for $350. The guy selling it was from Traverse City, but was willing to meet us in Cadillac. We hauled the 65-pound thing into Burger King (you should have seen the faces of the employees behind the counter), plugged it in, and I tested out all the keys and the foot pedal. That’s the first — and probably the last — time I’ve played piano in a fast food restaurant.
Classes started up on Monday. We are getting into the groove of things. I’m glad to have this keyboard so I can practice my accompanying repertoire at home in the evenings. I try to practice my solo repertoire only on the grand pianos on campus. Better for my technique, you know.
Notice the wonderful set-up in the photo. Yes, that is the dining room table. Eventually, I’ll get a stand for it (probably on Craigslist again) and I wouldn’t mind a new pedal eventually too (this one is practically worthless). But hey, we consider ourselves pretty fortunate: There aren’t many people who can say they have dinner with their keyboard every evening.