My Bechstein Upright Piano

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Bechstein PianoThe picture on this page is of my wonderful Bechstein piano. It’s an Arts and Crafts style piano from the early 20th century. I’ve seen another one on the internet dated 1906 so it’s from round about then. It was given to me by my old piano teacher. It was her husbands who no longer plays it due to illness. I haven’t spoken to her for a few years, but I’m sure she’d be happy to know it’s still looked after.

I was looking around on the internet for other pianos like it and came across this one that’s for sale in America. I’m not looking to sell mine, but these guys have done a really good job at restoring it. I’d love to restore mine, but I’m no furniture expert so I wouldn’t want to botch it. Perhaps one day I can pay for a professional restoration.

2 thoughts on “My Bechstein Upright Piano

  1. Mr. Keil,

    Your piano seems to be quite unique! Although it is on the older side, as you mentioned, do you use it for practicing/performing purposes?

    The best of luck to you in your future compositions.


    Your fellow artist and composer Matthew Maimone



    1. Hi Matthew,

      I haven’t used it for a couple of years, needs tuning and a couple of keys need fixing, but up until then I was using it to practice for a diploma.

      I’m sure I’ll play it again soon!


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