How to Buy a Decent Grand Piano For a Good Price

Buying a piano by Scot Ranney

Buying a piano is much more than finding something that looks good in your price range. I have over 30 years of professional piano playing experience and have played hundreds of different pianos, including piano disasters in living rooms, on stages, and in hotel venues. By following these simple guidelines, your piano investment will keep the pianists who play it …

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – Hong Kong

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery - Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, also known as Man Fat Tsz, is in Pai Tau Village at Sha Tin. It’s more of a temple than a monastery because there are no resident monks. Instead, like most temples in Hong Kong, it’s managed by temple people, not to be confused with the Village People. It’s definitely a tourist attraction but …

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – July-Jan 2015

The band - Andy Simmons, Felicity Visic, Scot Ranney

I’m playing music at the Captain’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong from July 2015 to January. I have Andrew Simmons with me playing bass and Felicity Visic is singing. Andy started out playing with me in the 90’s at the JJ Mahoney’s club in the Seoul Grand Hyatt. That was a crazy gig, but we’ve been playing …