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Sonny talks about why purchasing pre-owned pianos is on the rise, is a great investment; has health & therapeutic benefits; is a stress reducer, is good for family relations; is easy to play and fun to do in response to a recent LA Times syndicated article called PIANO LESSENS! In this article one person says pianos are like black & white TV, a thing of the past, and a traditional piano teacher says technology makes kids quit piano lessons. Here is how Sonny replied in a letter written back to the LA Times which also ended up being posted all over the internet…. Sonny said..Hold on there! Do not declare the piano dead yet! These numbers only reflect new acoustic piano sales. As an online piano specialist I can tell you that the pre-owned piano market has doubled or even tripled during the same time period. Prices have dropped and quality brand name used American pianos in particular have experienced a resurgence through buying and selling on the internet. And even though some American kids may be enamored by hi-tech gadgetry, they are also turning to the internet to learn how to play their pianos and keyboards as an entire new piano teaching industry has popped up there. Additionally many first generation Americans want their children to have the opportunity they missed to own and play the piano and so there is an entirely new pool of piano players emerging. In fact, as the housing and stock markets have become less secure, people are shifting their money into tangibles like pianos. Pre-owned Steinways, Mason & Hamlins, Knabes, Baldwins, Sohmers and others are not only great instruments to play but investment opportunities! I own and operate www.SonnysPianoTV.com; an online piano store and interactive piano video website that is dedicated to promoting piano playing and listening enjoyment. The site is loaded with fun, entertaining, educational piano videos, lessons and tips and even has a regular piano and wellness TV Show all of which attracts thousands of viewers to the site every month! From this front row seat we are watching this resurgence and I can assure you that people are interested in and fascinated by pianos and are purchasing and playing them with great passion. Another reason for this turn around is that in many cases the teaching and playing styles are changing from a pursuit of perfection to a more relaxed, recreational, fun approach. People are playing the piano for the enjoyment and well-being it offers. As I always say at www.SonnysPianoTV.com. Everyone Can Play The Piano! Long Live The Piano! --Sonny

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