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I was recently asked to help a friend find a suitable piano for him to buy. He wanted a certain size, color and finish and brand and I was afraid that there would't be much choice in the Asheville, NC area since it's not a major population center. And all my previous piano purchases were done in New York City where there were a ton of choices so I was spoiled. And I found, much to my surprise, that there are a lot of piano stores and individuals selling pianos in this area and some of the instruments were really top of the line and amazing. 
After a few days of pre-selecting on the internet (thank god for the internet!) we narrowed the choices down and I went to two different cities to play several of them. Then my friend went back and tried 3 of them himself and the search has been narrowed down to two really wonderful pianos, perfect in size, price, color and quality of sound. Once he's made up his mind and made the purchase, we will be posting photos here and on Face Book. It's [...]
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Thoughts on moving to Asheville, NC

Posted on January 3, 2016 with 0 comments
I've been wanting to slow down a little for a while now - have more time to get back to writing music - spend more time outdoors walking with my dog Riley and be closer to my family...
An opportunity presented itself recently to sell my apartment in NYC and buy one in Asheville near one of my sons so I decided that this must be the right time to make the big move. I've been visiting Asheville for about ten years since my son moved there so I am familiar with the area. But I've always lived in large urban areas (Chicago, NYC, South Florida) so I'm hoping I can make the adjustment to small town Southern living. I find that although New York has literally thousands of wonderful things to do on any given day, they either cost too much or they are so crowded that I can't enjoy them anyway so I'm thinking that smaller may very well be better for me at this stage of my life. I hope I can find an occasional jazz gig, maybe some new students and hopefully a Church gig to fill in income. Then when [...]
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