Years later, with a family of my own, I decided it was time to purchase a piano for me and my young children to enjoy. I opted for a baby grand from Cooper Music, whose motto is to "Build a better world through music education." I love the credo and am proud of my decision to invest in the educational, musical future of my children. The question is, "Where is the perfect spot for my new baby grand piano"?
Consulting with the staff at Coopers, I was told that a piano should never face an outside wall. It should be placed in a spot facing out into a room to make for better acoustical sounds. It should not be placed too close to a window, where sunlight could have negative effects both on the finish and acoustics of a baby grand. If the piano is near a window, the window should be covered with curtains or a shade. Likewise, never place a baby grand piano near a radiator, ceiling fans or any kind of extreme heat or cold. The keyboard should be openly visible so that a player is enticed to play and guests are inspired by not only the sound, but the intricate handwork of the player.