I was so excited to see this photo of a Seiler piano. I don't play piano, but it made me feel good to think a distant relative was akin to Steinway. Making pianos––that's a noble profession. My brother gave me great book to read, "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank." A wonderful story of a fellow living in Paris who passes by this piano shop and eventually goes in to purchase a piano. Turns out, it's not as easy as it sounds.
The Buddha didn't play the piano either, it would not be invented for another twelve hundred years or so. He did have a disciple named Zona who played an Indian Lute. Zona was having a hard time progressing in his meditation practice. He decided that he didn't have what it took to be a monk.
The Buddha asked him, "When you are playing music, do you tighten the strings so they are very tightly tuned?"
"No, this produces a very shrill sound and the string can break at any moment," Zona explained.
"Do you make beautiful music when the strings are very loose?"
"No, the strings don't produce much of a sound when they are loose."
The Buddha smiled. "Not too tight, not too loose, just so. The Middle Way."