Many of us have grown up around pianos. The traditional upright is often seen in schools, at fancy restaurants/hotels, in church, at nursing homes, or in private homes. A piano is often a glowing symbol of music, celebration, and life. It is often the centerpiece at many great events and is surrounded by happy carolers, blushing brides, inspired students, and aspiring composers. Pianos have been a classical centerpiece in our lives and many homes for centuries. They were once a symbol of class, and beauty within the home.
That is why it was so depressing for me to read this article about a new age for the piano. The traditional upright piano is finding itself more and more obsolete with the invention of digital pianos, the cuts in music schools and funding, and the increased price of upkeep. People are being forced to turn their pianos over to movers and take one final trip to a piano graveyard of sorts.
You can learn more about this tragic turn of events here: http://nyti.ms/OAxZYs
How do you feel about the future of pianos? What do you think should be done?