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On Piano Shopping...

I spent a good portion of last week in between Denver and Colorado Springs. There were actually two reasons why I wanted to take another trip back to Colorado. First, my 3 closest friends and roommates from college are all living in the area, and I make a yearly trip to see them all. Second, I am in the beginning stages of purchasing the forever piano for our home and there is a Steinway gallery in Denver I wanted to visit.

In short, it was a win-win-win-win experience!

But before I entered Schmitt Music gallery in Englewood, Colorado, I had to come in with some facts learned and questions ready before even touching one of the MANY beautiful Steinway pianos that they had.

So for those that are considering purchasing a piano in the next few months, I wanted to supply you with a few tips of mine that helped me facilitate a great conversation with all the staff.

1. Know what you want before you walk into a piano gallery

For my husband and I, we are specifically looking for a high-quality piano that will last throughout our entire lifetimes. For that, it was easy to choose the best line of piano products out there - Steinway and Sons.

However, for other couples and families, the needs are very different. Some families only want a small starter piano for their young beginner before investing in a high quality piano. Some families only have the living room