Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Brings a GRAND Experience

Today was a GRAND experience in more ways than one – 20 grands – in downtown Nashua, NH.
grand collageNHA GRAND isn’t  worth $1,000 when it’s referring to a baby grand, which is like $10,000 and up depending on the maker.grand makers collageDarrell’s Music Hall on Main Street features 20 baby grand pianos on display in its showroom. Adam Darrell, grandson of the store’s founder, told me that the cost of a grand piano depends on the maker. Averaging $10,000 per piano (although many cost more) brings the total of the storefront display closer to $250,000 – lots of GRANDS indeed.grands collageThese are beautifully crafted instruments, whose workmanship shows throughout, from interior strings, to pedals and keyboards .grand pedal-keyboard collageDarrell’s Music Hall is a family-owned and operated business.  Adam’s grandfather, Kenneth Darrell, was a singer who decided that instead of venturing into that part of the music industry, to  approach music another way. He founded the music hall to establish a solid foundation for his growing family.

IMG_2493The business that Darrell started has been a fixture in downtown Nashua, NH since 1969. It’s all about pianos with a large selection of new and used baby grand pianos, and other styles, including player pianos and digital models. Services include maintenance, repairs, accessories, music lessons, studio rentals.

Where there’s pianos, there’s sheet music – classics to show tunes.
sheet music collage


grammie g said...

Hi B, isn't that grand.. ; }
Amazing ...I am finding out things that are next door to me
Thanks for all the history on your trip!
Saw your previous post to..unbelivable how much thing have changed over the years!!
That phone booth is a!

Have fun


Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful! I wish I had one but I can't play the piano and I don't have the space :-)

Have a great day!

Daisy said...

Wow--beautiful! I love to hear piano music--one of my favorite things. :)

Out on the prairie said...

I hope you played a little tune and tried a few out.

Sandra said...

they are gorgeous pianos. i am wondering how many they sell and how often. not many can afford that kind of money. and a lot of churches dont use them any more. what i mean is i wonder where they market them? i love the close up shots of pieces of them.
years ago, one of our 16 year old boys in our church, sat down at he baby grand and played and there was not a dry eye in the church. he had the masters touch on him. there is nothing like the music that comes from these when touched by a gifted person

Snapper II said...

They are beautiful and expensive.
I think the piano is the most versatile of all music making.

NCmountainwoman said...

I had a friend who was buying a house. The most important feature of the house had to be a room in which her lovely Baldwin Grand would fit. It was a sight to behold and a delight to hear.

Arija said...

Hi Beatrrice, thanks for popping over. Slight misapprehension regarding my DD (darling daughter), she was teaching in NH, now she is, in all probability in Halifax or Toronto and I hope to have her home again before Christmas. Love your musical post, we too have a baby grand, a Steinway, vintage 1903.

How about linking your post to OUR WORLD on Tueasday? It is too good not to be shared with a larger audience. The linked Logo is on my side bar if you are interested.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Oh so beautiful! If one were in my house it would be gathering dust since I never had a piano lesson.... and you really don't want to hear me try to sing!

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