Yale has as many pianos as it does traditions. From the practice rooms in the Yale School of Music to the Pierson College common room, each piano at Yale has a history of its own. Some of these, like the Steinway in Silliman’s common room, are kept in prime condition, while others have accumulated dust and damage from the steady wear and tear brought by generations of college students and performers. But that’s what makes them so amazing. No matter where they were built, no matter who owned them beforehand and no matter who previously performed on them, they are now all at Yale. This is one more tradition to add to the books.