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Tickling New Ivories…

I have a confession to make. I’m going to be 50 years old this coming January 26. But also, my wife surprised me by giving me the best birthday gift that a musician and pianist could ever receive… a brand new grand piano!


It’s a Yamaha C2 5’8″ Conservatory Grand in polished ebony finish, and it was the one I tested at a piano warehouse last month. Actually, I got it last month just before Christmas because my wife wanted me to play Christmas songs on it. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, but I might as well let everyone know that I got it and I’m so happy. I’ve been practicing every day on it, hours at a time.

Maybe she felt sorry for me because I was a pianist without a keyboard for so long, but I do know that I am deeply grateful and forever indebted to her for buying me the grand piano. And now I can spend the rest of my days playing piano every day….

And here are some photos:






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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

  1. pat

    That’s one sweet set of Ivories! Congrats and happy birthday! I bet that piano will have a great life with you!! 😉

  2. randomguru

    Thanks, Pat! We don’t have a very big house, so we had to sacrifice our dining room for it, which we seldom used anyway. :o)



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