I was recommended to Theme and Variations by Steinway and Sons New York. I am a first time piano owner and am a novice student. I was somewhat hesitant at first to buy such a nice instrument having just started learning to play, but I am very satisfied and excited with my purchase. I bought an Essex Upright that is just beautiful in every way. Having bought this piano has greatly encouraged me to practice and grow as a student. I know I don’t get the best out of my piano now, but it is an investment in my music that will last a long time and the value I will get out of it is fantastic. The customer service and selection of pianos at Theme and Variations was second to none, and I’m very glad that I visited their store and am now the proud owner of an Essex Upright.