Thank you for taking the time to check out my crowdfunder where I'm asking for your help to buy a piano for my home. COVID hasn't only meant us artist have had to cancel our tours but we are also unable to go in the studio to write or record and this is why I am asking for your help, so I can get a piano in to my house so that I can write, compose and ultimately record from home.
Why Don't You Already Have a Piano Douglas?
Many of you may be surprised that I don't already have the beloved instrument already in my home but up until now, it hasn't been entirely possible or needed; for the last 9 years I have written and recorded all my piano songs on real acoustic instruments in studios, rehearsal rooms and even in the schools where I used to teach. I have never been inspired to write on electric keyboards and up until now, I have only had space in my home for such a keyboard. Whilst I have been able to record demos at home, I have never written a song on my keyboard and now, as we face more time at home, I want (and need) to play a real acoustic, living and breathing piano. I find it is acoustic pianos that inspire me alone and it is detrimental to my livelihood that I am able to write at home.
So after getting permission to remove some large furniture from my rented house I am finally able to make space for an upright piano.
But Aren't there Lots of Free Pianos?
Lots of you will probably know that there are many free pianos to be had on the internet but I have two requirements which make finding a free or very cheap piano very difficult; firstly, I require something of studio quality that is in full working order and sounds good that I can use to record and secondly, I need a piano that is small enough to fit up the very small spiral staircase in to my house and such pianos are much more rare.
Do You Know which Piano you're Going to Buy?
I have found the ideal piano, fully restored and only six octaves (considerably smaller than a standard upright). She has a beautiful tone, despite being smaller bodied and will certainly fit up the stairs.
How Much Are You Raising and Are There Prizes?
I need to raise £1450, which pays for the restored piano (£1250), the moving of the piano (£150) and a piano stool (£50).
I have come up with some rewards/incentives for the money you donate which I hope will serve as some thank you for helping me so much.
All my love and many, many thanks,