For various reasons, many of us (who love to play the piano) need to practice on a digital piano with/without headphones. If available, though, we would still want to play acoustic pianos. Even if we can find such an opportunity, it may be costly and/or far away. For example, some attractive piano studios (e.g., 244, Kaufman) are in NYC.
In October 2016, we acquired a free, vintage small/baby grand piano. Reflecting our desire before this acquision, we thought we could share our piano with other people in the area. Here came the idea of piano practice studio. Then, in September 2017, we acquired a larger, newer grand piano. So, if you would like to play our piano, you are welcome to the studio, where there are some other musical instruments as well. And there is no charge associated with the use of the studio.
By the way, this studio is for those who are intrinsically motivated and self-directed (we believe that these are the essential elements for any kind of learning). For those who want to take a lesson or get instructions, there are plenty of other places in the area.
Note: Our piano needs to be tuned regularly and maintained/repaired as needed. And we are doing this ourselves. If you are interested in these aspects, please join our Piano Tuning/Maintenance Project.
Musical instruments and other relevant devices:
Advance reservations are necessary. Due to unexpected conditions, there may be cases when we need to cancel reservations or ask the guests to leave.
Location: Ewing, NJ (near the intersection of Pennington Road and Charles Ewing Blvd.)
Note: Since the studio is part of a private residence, it needs to be used as such. In fact, the "studio" is just a living room and is not sound proof, actually, not even closed. And someone in the household will always be present. So, the sound from the instruments will be heard by us. At the same time, the guests may hear various household sounds, including the sound of cooking and cleaning. If the guests need to practice completely privately or without hearing other sounds, the digital piano with headphones can be used for that purpose. There is one more thing; the guests will be asked to take off their shoes.
Inquiry/Reservation: Please contact us preferably by email () or alternatively by phone (). For a reservation, we ask for (1) the guest's full name and (2) the emergency contact information such as a cell phone number. It is all right to cancel a reservation; however, we expect that the guest kindly notify us as soon as possible.
Unofficial supporter of the following:
About Community Resource-Sharing Projects: We hope that there be more community resource-sharing projects. For example, would someone be willing to start a tool-sharing program?