Anyone currently enjoying piano lessons in London at the moment might want to make something of an investment this year and get themselves the very same instrument that once belonged to the one and only Barbra Streisand.

The piano is going under the hammer at an auction house in Edinburgh and it’s thought that the beautiful Art Deco instrument – made in the 1930s by Krakauer out of polished walnut veneer – will fetch some £5,000 when it goes up for sale, the Scotsman reports.

It also comes with a matching piano stool, both of which were owned by the singer and actress until she decided to sell a few items from her collection back in 1994.

If you do decide this is the piano for you (and who could blame you?), you’ll have your work cut out for you as competition for the auction lot appears to be rife, with interest being shown from all over the world, according to the director of Lyon & Turnbull John Mackie.

Of course, having an amazing piano that was once owned by one of the most famous women in the world won’t mean that you’ll automatically channel your inner Barbra and start to play fantastically well.

Like anything, learning an instrument takes a lot of time, effort and patience so if you do want to be an excellent pianist you’ll have to put the hours in. That said, it’s an awful lot of fun to learn so if it’s been on your bucket list for a while, why not make it your New Year’s resolution to take it up.


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About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.