A Grand Piano For Your Home & Kids & Yourself
Having music playing in your home can be so relaxing. It could be even more relaxing though if you or one of your children is the one playing. Even the sound of your child learning to play can bring enjoyment because you will see how they progress over time. Whether you are an experienced pianist or your child is learning to be one, having a quality instrument is important. Yes, you can learn on an out of tune piano with no ivory left on the keys, but you can likely progress even more if you are able to hear the true sounds that a piano was meant to make. A grand piano is generally a quality piano that will give you that true sound.
You might be skeptical about making a major purchase when your child is just starting to learn piano. That is completely understandable. You may want to wait to make a major piano purchase such as a Steinway until you know your child has the desire and capacity to keep going with their piano lessons. It is wise however to have an in-tune piano at which your child can sit comfortably. When it is time to buy a more quality piece, you will likely be able to sell the piano that you have.
Perhaps as you are considering a higher quality piano you do not have a lot of space, yet you would really like a quality piece. Most major brands such as Yamaha and Steinway have designed smaller grand pianos and upright pianos. Upright pianos take up much less space and will likely be more user-friendly for a child learning to play. They are also likely to be more affordable than a grand piano. If you have a sitting room that has the space then you may want to go with a smaller grand piano. Most people do not have room in their home for a concert grand piano, so the other options might work better for most. The main thing is that the sound is what you are looking for and that the piano is comfortable for the student.
As you think about purchasing a Yamaha or Baldwin or Kawaii or Steinway or any other quality brand piano, think of it as an investment. If you decide to purchase one when your child turns 10 because they are very excited about their playing, and then by the time they are 13 they hit a stage of piano playing not being the cool thing to do then you might want to consider whether keeping this beautiful piano that is not being played is really worth it. At that point you can decide whether you should sell it or not. You will probably not get what you paid for the piano, but when you have purchased a high-quality piano you will likely get quite a bit back as long as it is still in good condition. Holding on to the piano even though your child is not interested now might also be the best option. They will likely thank you later for it.