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by seniorminnion
07 Mar 2014, 13:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: online courses ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

online courses ?

have been learning for around 8 months seriously and the teachers I've found (or could afford) tbh haven't impressed me too much, so I've been looking at online lessons. Has anyone any experience with either of these 2 : -'the online Classical Piano School with Cristine Cleery' or - 'Piano with Will...
by seniorminnion
18 Jul 2013, 23:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Just a quick progress report. 3 months down the line and an hour a day of practicing later --- and I now regret giving up lessons as a teenager even more. I found a teacher who I like ( whether she's a good teacher is impossible for me to know for sure, since I have no one to compare her with) - but...
by seniorminnion
17 Mar 2013, 22:07
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Prospective new owner !
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Prospective new owner !

I want to play for me - not really family etc.. - I know it's probably a stupid reason but as well as the sound and feel of an acoustic piano - I wanted something 'real' if that makes sense ? - the practice pedal mutes the sound to about 50% and I'm going to take lessons every other week - I know th...
by seniorminnion
17 Mar 2013, 21:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

took the plunge and awaiting delivery of K3 --- just need to decide what learning material to get and find a tutor ! - really looking forward to it !
by seniorminnion
05 Mar 2013, 00:13
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Prospective new owner !
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Prospective new owner !

Hi all -- I'm just about to order a Kawai K3 and have never played a note before in my life. Its something I've always wanted to do and it's a retirement present to myself. Now I know that a 1 to 1 lesson is the best way to learn, but paying for the piano has left me more than a little hard up. I'd ...
by seniorminnion
11 Feb 2013, 18:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

thanks to all for the valuable (and invaluable) advice !
by seniorminnion
10 Feb 2013, 20:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Think I'm going to go with The K3 --- I've been offered a good price with stool ,delivery and 1st tuning ---- only query I have left is I was asked if I wanted the shop floor model or should they order one for me ? -- it must be the only 'industry' Ive come across where the model on the shop floor i...
by seniorminnion
06 Feb 2013, 00:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Going to go with a K2 or K3 now. There's just too much uncertainty for a beginner like me to take any of the claims of 'reconditioning' at face value. The yamaha's sound a little 'tinny' ( I understand that 'bright' is the correct term) to my untrained ears compared to the kawais which appear more '...
by seniorminnion
03 Feb 2013, 12:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Newcastle area ! (thanks for the advice - I'll check with Kawai !) Update ---- told store what I believed the true age of the U3 was and they mailed me straight back and said it was an honest mistake - they must have got confused with a U1 they had in stock --- or an earlier U3 they'd sold !!!!! (st...
by seniorminnion
03 Feb 2013, 01:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

salesman mailed me with info on what he said had been reconditioned and said the piano was from the 1990's and that BOL had added the soft fall system. This immediately set alarm bells ringing and when he said the serial number was 1183061, a little searching by myself would appear to date the piano...
by seniorminnion
02 Feb 2013, 17:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Ive emailed the store to ask for the age of the U3 and who exactly reconditioned it --- the reply was "the 1990's !! ) , and a company called "BOL" recondition all their pianos and provide documentation and what work has been done etc.. complete with a 5yr guarantee ( they go on to say the company i...
by seniorminnion
31 Jan 2013, 21:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Is it worth trying to haggle for a lower price for the K3 - since everywhere on the net it seems to be the same price. Do Kawai fix the price a bit like apple computers are all the same price ? ( I know everywhere in the world seem to haggle but for some reason we Brits never seem to think it's a no...
by seniorminnion
31 Jan 2013, 01:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

yes -both in same shop - both on1st floor up an open staircase so thats a good idea that ihadnt thought of ! I know the k3 is brand new and has a 10 yr warranty but the iu3 still has a 5yr warranty and has a soft fall lid so I dont think it can be that old (salesman wasntsureof age but said he woukd...
by seniorminnion
30 Jan 2013, 23:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

1st ( and last purchase) ?

Having always regretted giving up piano lessons as a teenager upon discovering what I then thought were better things to do --- at the age of 50 I want to start again. I want to make this purchase the right one - and not something I want to upgrade later. Perhaps the biggest problem is not being abl...