One of the movies I loved growing up was “Big” with Tom Hanks. The most memorable scene being Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia playing “Chopsticks” on a giant piano at FAO Schwartz in New York City. When my brother and his family were in town recently, we went to FAO Schwartz (since they reopened in November after emerging from bankruptcy) and they had the giant piano setup and two employees were giving a demonstration and played a few songs, much like the characters in “Big”. Afterwards, they invited anyone who wanted to come play on the piano as well.
Being a kid at heart, I jumped at the chance. I even showed one of the guys how to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the “black keys”. (I thought everyone learned it that way)
Anyway, it was really fun and here’s a shot of me on it with my sister-in-law and nieces and nephew (click for a larger view).
FYI: The piano is available for purchase. They come to your home and build it for a mere $150,000.00 USD.
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