Removed the front panel of my piano

I removed the front panel of my Beale piano! I thought it would be fun to see all those moving hammers. Some of my students don’t know what’s inside an old-fashioned piano, so I played a short version of Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’, the quintessential pub piano bar song, for my kids.

This piano is an old girl and has a honky tonk sound, and it’s hard to bring in a bit of finesse into the music. So if I’m playing something gentle I choose my Roland digital piano.

I’ve written a few big posts about my old Beale, which was made in Australia, in 1951. Was so excited to finally have an acoustic piano in my home.

But my hair is looking pretty bad – need to ask my friend Barber Q to fix it!

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