So- my current goal is to buy a grand piano someday. I have been somewhat unemployed for a while- though have had part time jobs. I have currently received two job offers as well as still having the Suzuki program that I currently do. One of the job offers is working with some photographers and the other is to teach piano, accompany soloists and possibly the choir, and may teach class piano at a small college in the fall and spring. It may prove to be a very busy year. So- I was wondering, how would you all earn and save for a piano. And- did you buy it all at once, or did you pay for it in payments? I'm one that kind of likes to have the money there so that I can just hand it to them and be done with the payments. (Kind of funny about money that way) Course, then it's done and paid for and there is no debt, which would always be nice. So basically- I was kind of wanting more ideas of how to earn the cash faster for a decent baby grand. Price range goal of $5000 or less. With this new teaching job, I could almost do it, but it may take a couple of years or so. The other question I had was about receiving a grant. I was sort of curious if any of you have purchased a piano with grants and how that went. Sorry if this seems like a personal note- but I'm just trying to get ideas of how to raise the funds for the piano. (If only I could make one myself!) Thanks in advanced!