For Mother’s Day this year, don’t bother presenting Mom with a bouquet of plump peonies, gangly irises, and svelte tulips. Hold off on the box of dark chocolate truffles. Don’t even think about the simple gold necklace dangling with a charm.
Buying and maintaining a piano
Ricker Choi is an accomplished amateur pianist from Toronto, Ontario. In the last five years, he has placed in amateur piano competitions from Boston to Berlin.
In a one-bedroom apartment of Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, a 1925 antique Steinway grand was the living room’s sole furniture save a small table and two chairs. Perhaps this piano would be the one? I wondered. I asked the owner, Nikolaos Laaris, to play while my husband and I listened.
For my May selection, we turn to practical matters, specifically the question of how to buy a piano, with Larry Fine’s Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer.
Recently, I could not find my hygrometer, the handy little instrument I use to track of humidity in my study where I keep my grand piano. My first instinct was that Cal and Mena had swiped the hygrometer as an addition to one of their play forts.