The First Upright Piano Built in Rwanda

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The First Upright Piano Built in Rwanda

A heart warming piano story has been in the news recently. It is the story of carpenter Désiré Mulumeoderwa who has taken on the mammoth task of building the first ever upright piano in Rwanda. Many schools and institutions across this African, land locked country offer piano lessons, but the Rwandan idea of a piano is actually a digital keyboard. While keyboards and digital pianos are actually far more practical than an upright piano, there are traditionalists out there who are prepared to pay the expensive maintenance costs (or learn how to do it themselves) and won’t settle for anything less. It is one such British-born woman who has teamed up with Désiré Mulumeoderwa to get her upright piano built for her Rwanda home.

Building a Piano in Désiré Mulumeoderwa’s Rwanda carpentry

In Désiré Mulumeoderwa’s Rwanda carpentry, tools as simple as shards of glass are still used to create complex and elaborate pieces of furniture. It is with tools including these that the piano will be built. The piano will take a while to build, but with the help and guidance of a number of UK and US piano manufacturers, and some South African piano technicians, the job will be done. If you would like to read the whole story (and other non-piano related stories from across the world) then you can find it here.

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Time For A New Piano?

If you, too, would like to invest in a piano but don’t fancy going to the hassle of having one built from scratch in a Rwanda carpentry, head over to Chase Direct to see what’s available. There is a wide of electronic pianos range to look at and something for everyone. If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact the Chase Direct Piano team.

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