A baby grand autographed by the Piano Man is being sold to raise money for music students in New York City.
The US$60,000 Steinway is being auctioned for a program at Mount Carmel-Holy Rosary School in East Harlem. Singer-songwriter Billy Joel will autograph it above the keyboard for the winning bidder.
The Mount Carmel program is run by Ten O’Clock Classics. Joel is a board member of the nonprofit group. It serves as a feeder program for the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center.
Auction proceeds will provide music theory classes, ear training and possibly individual lessons.
Bidding continues until May 6 at http://www.charitybuzz.com.