A Blair contingent traveled to the Steinway & Sons factory in New York last week to take on the exciting, and daunting, challenge of selecting a new concert grand piano for the school. The group included Melissa Rose, Amy Dorfman, Heather Conner, Addie Sullivan, Jeff Stevens, and Robert Klingbeil from the Nashville Steinway Gallery.
“The five pianos we selected from each had a different sound,” said Melissa Rose. “We quickly eliminated one, then worked our way to the final selection. The ultimate choice was difficult, but one instrument stood out with the ‘wow’ factor we were looking for. At the end of the day were exhausted and so happy to have come to a unanimous decision.”
Jeff Stevens, who maintains and tunes Blair’s approximately 110 in-house pianos, noted the selection process went very smoothly. “It was amazing to watch how seamlessly they came to a consensus. I’m excited about the sound of the new piano and would describe it as ‘soul moving’ with an exceptional low end.”
The new Steinway is scheduled to be delivered to Blair School in approximately six weeks and we look forward to sharing photos of the uncrating and installation.