Dr. N.A.N.'s Blog

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Archive for November, 2011

Big changes

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog so I decided it was time to update the world on my recent activities. Besides playing, teaching and exploring new career paths (only part-time ones), I recently sent away my big grand piano to be rebuilt. Now, it took a lot of courage for me to do this because this piano has been a part of my life for more than 25 years and when a piano is restored (new strings, pinblock, action including hammers), it’s fundamental sound can change. You see, this piano has helped me prepare for so many concerts and recording sessions, I feel lost without it! I realize that it will return home but most likely, it will have changed significantly. Will it still have the bell-like quality I cherish? Will the action still be a little heavy yet very responsive? Will it still be capable of a whisper one moment and then a roar the next?

So, with some trepidation, I wait….