My great grandchildren expressed an interest in learning to play the piano, but they had no piano and buying one was not in the family budget.
A 90 year old friend learned of this and offered his piano. The problem was that the piano was in Chestertown, Maryland and the great grands are in Newport News, Virginia.
The piano in question is a beautiful instrument, in excellent condition and a handsome piece of furniture. However, I am an 85 year old money pinching grandmom, so I proceeded to look up the the cost of similar pianos on the internet. I was blown away by what I discovered. Prices begin at $2,000. After that revelation, it was a no brainer to have it shipped to Newport News. And my friend was happy with the thought that his piano would once again make a house resound with music and joy.
I also experienced sticker shock when I looked for a mover in my area. Once again the internet came to the rescue. I discovered U Ship and the marvelous Empire Piano Movers who together made it possible for my Great Grandchildren to learn to appreciate and make music.
So Thanks For the Music U-Ship and Empire Piano Movers!