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Play it again, Sam: the life of a piano

Many of you know that my mom taught me how to play the piano... I grew up plunking away on a Baldwin Acrosonic spinet, the same piano my Mom's been playing since she was seven years old. It's still in her living room... When I moved to San Francisco, a found my own, a little Grand, through a friend of a friend... [caption id="attachment_3690" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I don't know how I scraped together $1300 back then, but having my own piano made San Francisco feel like my real home. I had everything I needed."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3691" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Recognize the big mirror in the background? People say I purge a lot, but certain things feel like home no matter where...

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Making Room for More- The Things You can do with a Piano

My first major purchase when I moved to San Francisco was this beat up but loved baby grand piano. I think it cost $1300 which was a massive amount at the time, but I knew that venturing into this brand new life and city would be easier with the comfort of my music. My friend's friend was moving to New York so I jumped at the opportunity to buy this piano. The smallest grand factories make, this 5' beauty is aptly nicknamed a Boudoir Grand. [caption id="attachment_1874" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="My studio in the Marina was my first laboratory for decorative painting. Every wall- and I do mean EVERY wall- had a different finish."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1875" align="aligncenter" width="476" caption="Every period movie...

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