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 Post subject: earning money for a grand piano
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:31 pm 
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How did you all go about earning the money to get your piano. How long did it take you to save to feel comfortable buying one? I think within the next year or two, I should be able to have enough to buy at least a decent one. But, I was curious if there was a method to the madness, and maybe how to make it come faster.
I have about 3 jobs this fall, however, they are considered self-employed.
Monica- your Larry Fine book looks interesting. I have read just a little bit of it. Thanks for suggesting it.
Anyway, I thought this might spur on an interesting topic of conversation.
Happy music making. :)

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I only wish I had the money :wink: . I think the best way of doing it is to live prudently and frugally. And with every paycheck, you should set aside a portion of that into an account (or cookie jar if you wish). Do not touch that money until you have the desired amount. You need to skimp on some aspects of life in order to have money for others. (e.g. turn down the heat in winter and use the savings for the grand, or to turn up the thermo in summer)

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 Post subject: ah.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 pm 
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Yes. this is true.
I'm kind of a homebody, right now, just because summer has to be the slowest months for piano teachers! A lot of my students quite this summer, or had other things going on, though thankfully I was still getting paid for some of them.
Anyway, I think it's a very large dream for a lot of us. :)

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Many stores will sell you a piano on credit. Just like buying a car. You make a down payment, and then pay monthly until it is paid for - I think anywhere from a three to five years.

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 Post subject: yeah
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:15 am 
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Yeah, that's true. This is great. Giving me some ideas of what I could do. Thanks!

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But make sure the piano store is established and well-known. Because there was a segment (I think Moni shared the link with us a while ago) that a piano store "sold" x-many grands worth so many thousands (if not hundreds of thousands of dollars), took the down payments, but then went belly-up and the customers never received their pianos. Furthermore the customers could not even get a hold of anyone from the store, and the store itself was empty and locked up.

This being said, remember the first sentence of my post :wink:

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