Last week I purchased a digital piano of a reputable make, and in the brochure it said, (I kid you not), "Before opening or closing the keyboard lid, always make sure that no pets or other small animals are located on top of the instrument. Otherwise, due to the structural design of this instrument, small pets or other animals could end up getting trapped inside it.If such a situation is encountered, you must immediately switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the outlet. YOu should then consult with the retailerfrom whom the instrument was purchased, or you nearest XXXX Service Center." Or your local vet!!!
So I must remember to tell my pupils when they bring their pet hamster, guinea pigs, puppies or snakes to their lesson, that they cannot now sit on the piano lid. Priceless!!!
BTW does anyone else teach on a digital and what's it like? I've bought mine after 13 years teaching on an acoustic, so that I can turn the volume down/use headphones to protect me and my partner's sanity. I've been playing with it in the hols and can't wait to start teaching on it next week!