The Piano Man cometh!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
This is the ""Piano Tuner"""--a popular guy to people who play the piano-
I don't think there are too many of these guys.
He had just finished tuning the piano when I snapped his picture-thus the front was off the piano-He travels over 100 miles to tune pianos in this town--does about 4 a day---Because he is so much in demand (before lessons start)--he can pretty well name his price--Yesterday I paid him $170 to tune my piano.--a lot , I think!--But---one doesn't complain, as one might not ever see him again--Yesterday, I was the first on his list, so I felt pretty special--It took him about 2 hrs to tune the piano--and I gave him tea, cookies (freshly baked) and blueberry pie--Hopefully he will remember and come back--
I took lessons as a kid, from the Nuns--I never practised , as a kid-- and the nuns used to wrap my knuckles when I played--- with a long stick-- I was petrified of them! I hung in there till Gr 6 Piano---then never touched a piano again, until my Dad passed away. He left me some $$$$--so I bought my piano, and signed up for lessons--that was about 5 yrs ago--I am now in Gr 8 piano and really enjoy my lessons--
There is a point to all of this----LOL----- You see--When practising piano---your fingers are out of the kitchen--and the TV is not on to see all the ""Food Comercials"--When the hydro goes out--your piano always works----It does calm you down---so there are lotza reasons to ""bang away""--- LOL
Anyway---Enjoy the day to-day Sparklers!--Even in an economy which is on a downward spiral, we can walk--- play the piano--and eat healthy!--