Old Piano

The Old Piano is a scary story for kids about a young girl who asks her parents to buy her a piano.

Old Piano

There was a young girl who was very fond of classical music. She really wanted to learn how to play the piano and pestered her parents to pay for lessons.

One day, the girl was walking through the city with her parents when she happened to spot a sign in a shop window. It read, “Piano For Sale”. The girl asked her mother and father if they could buy a piano so that she could practice at home. At first, her parents refused and said that it was probably too expensive. The little girl persisted and begged them to go inside and ask the price.

When they went into the shop, they saw a large, old, grand piano standing in the corner. The old woman who owned the shop came over and asked if she could help them. The father enquired about the price of the piano and was shocked when the old woman told him it was only one hundred dollars. She said that she had found it on a trash heap and fixed up herself.

The father took one hundred dollars out of his wallet and paid the old woman. She arranged to have the old piano delivered to their house for free. The family walked home, happy with their purchase.

On the day that the piano arrived, the girl’s parents invited all of their friends to dinner. They wanted their daughter to show off her talents and play the piano for them. The guests gathered around and the girl sat down at the old piano and began tinkling away on the keys.

However, after she had been playing for a while, she began to feel sharp pains and discomfort in her fingertips. Her parents didn’t want to disappoint their friends, so they forced her to play all evening. By the end of the night, the girl was extremely tired and her father had to carry her upstairs and put her to bed.

When she woke up, the next morning, the girl was unable to get out of bed. She had absolutely no energy. Her parents thought that she must be sick and allowed her to stay home from school. After a few days, however, she recovered and was back to normal. She immediately began practicing on her old piano again.

Every time she tried to play the piano, the girl felt the same sharp pain in her fingers. She tried to ignore it and kept playing despite the discomfort it was causing her. As time went on, she began to get thinner and thinner. Her face became pale and drawn and her skin grew taut and leathery.

A few days later, one of the keys on the piano stopped working. They called the shop where they bought the piano and asked the old woman to come and fix it. When she arrived, the woman walked over to the piano and said, “I can mend it, but I must be alone in the room. It’s a very intricate process and I must not be disturbed. Do not look into the room while I am working, or else I will not be able to fix it.”

The girl and her parents obeyed the old woman’s orders and waited patiently outside the room. After a while, the old woman emerged and announced that the piano was fixed. She said her goodbyes and left.

The girl went back to practicing on the piano, but she lost even more weight. Her cheeks were sunken and her arms and legs were almost skeletal. It wasn’t long before she was unable to walk around the room. She stopped going to school and her poor parents had to carry her up to bed at night and downstairs in the morning for breakfast. Despite her mysterious illness, she never stopped playing her beloved piano.

A few days later, another key on the piano stopped working. Again, they called the old woman and she came to fix it. Just as before, she made them wait outside the room while she worked and warned them not to peek inside.

However, the parents were very curious about what the old woman was up to. The father quietly opened the door a crack and peered through the gap. He watched as the old woman lifted the piano lid and took something out. He gasped in horror when he realized it was a jar full of blood. The old woman brought the jar to her lips and greedily drank it down.

The girl’s parents immediately called the police and the old woman was arrested. When they examined the old piano, they discovered that the piano keys had tiny, fine needles embedded in them. These needles were almost invisible to the naked eye. While the girl had been playing the piano, the needles punctured her fingers and drew blood.

The droplets of blood dripped down small tubes and were collected in a large jar, hidden deep within the piano. Every time the jar was full, one of the keys would stop working. When the family called the old woman, she would come and drink the blood.

Filled with rage, the father took an axe and began chopping the piano to pieces. Inside the piano, he found a coffin with a skeleton inside. Not long after that, the girl made a full recovery.


  1. So_AWESOME says

    I would have been a little suspicious the first time she said not to come in the room. Its a good thing i play the violin.
    Lol but that was a really great story ^_^

  2. Nini Noggin Head says

    Wow. I didn’t see that one coming. Pretty creepy. I’ve always wanted to play the piano.

  3. TheKillerzBMe says

    the reason it had a coffin is cuz the old lady twas a vampire that why she drinked te blood duh and the skeleton cud of been from a former victim of hers duhhhhh

  4. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    I used to own a teeny tiny piano. One of the really small ones, for toddlers.

  5. Banana phone says

    probably I agree that they did carry her I hate the greedy vanpire shopkeeper and it seems in every story there is a villian

  6. Rage-Man99 says

    Wow that’s a great story but if she had no energy to go up and down the stairs then when she can actually play piano.. :P

  7. Banana phone says

    now I am scared to play a piano I thought at first that the piano sprayed some kind of gas but great story hey rage man / brother

  8. 1997PianoGirl13 says

    Pfffft, you guys are such wusses. I’d do anything to get a real piano ;-;

  9. Jinx says

    I haven’t found a story here that’s really WOWED me in a while, but I actually really like this one. I do think that the skeleton in the piano is really unnessesary. While reading it, I was kinda picturing not a jar to collect blood, but some creaturey thing in the piano. No, I’m happy that there wasn’t a creature this time. Creatures are getting pretty overused and similar in stories. Not just on SFK, but in general.

  10. KayKay says

    I thought it was some monster or something inside the piano, and that’s why it was thrown out.
    But then again, I go to sleep at 2:00 AM and wake up at 2:00 PM and every summer I forget half my wisdom XD

  11. B-Lovely says

    The skeleton in the bottom of the piano doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but this stiry is very elaborate altogether. I really like it except for the last paragraph.

  12. PeanutBrittle says

    She couldve gotten skinny a little bit from the huge loss of blood, because blood has a few calories that provide the energy. but since she lost all of her energy and I’m assuming she barely ate much, that is the main factor that caused her to be so thin.

  13. Tigerhallam says

    Who wrote this? It’s BRILLIANT. I’d be interested to know where you got this idea from.

  14. ZKhaotiK3 says

    Good story. But You don’t go skinny from loss of blood. All you is lose is energy, you feel tired all the time and end up with pale skin.

  15. PinkGhostieGirl says

    I agree that the skeleton was a little unnecessary, but other than that, good story!

  16. PeanutBrittle says

    probably. The skeleton and coffin inside of the piano seemed like an unnecessary detail.

  17. soulserenade says

    how come she never noticed? and how come the parents didnt call the doctor right away? jeez, those parents must suck at parenting.

  18. XxdeliciosscreamsxX says

    wow i loved dis story, it was very logitive to. she probaly lost 2 pints of blood into the jar. and why wouldnt her parents bring her to a doctor? tht woman is a lil (BIG TIME) jacked up cannibal

  19. Sonnet says

    Blazingflame16: since she was losing blood and becoming thinner ans pretty much a skeleton, her weight decreased

  20. xX TO LIVE IS TO DIE Xx says

    @Blazingflame16 Maybe it’s because she lost blood, not really sure though.

  21. Blazingflame16 says

    so the piano was huanted with tiny peckers? and why would she loose weight when she play on the piano??? O_o

  22. PeanutBrittle says

    Also I agree with MegIz’s first comment. Could you post more user stories please?

  23. That_Kid_Ali says

    That was a good story. xD i want my mom to buy me a guitar, and have my best friend give me lessons, since she’s really good at it.

  24. acdc says

    Anyone with me on making a band that specializes in songs featuring haunted pianos (preferably with skeletons inside)? No? Okay then.

  25. NinjaYuuta says

    @PeanutBrittle, same with me. This story teaches us all something. Never buy instruments from old people that say that they ‘fixed it up themselves’. What didn’t make sense to me was the fact that, after the father hacked the piano to pieces, there was a coffin and a skeleton inside. Was that just to creep people out about pianos? Anyways, good story. I really enjoyed it. :)

  26. MegIz says


    hmm, I’m trying to figure out if that was sarcasm…lol XD I’m so dumb

  27. queen of chills says

    i love to play the piano i play it every day but nothing bad ever happens… good story though. by the way sfk is doing a good job at posting new stories i was just on yesterday and already there is new stories :)

  28. MegIz says

    ^^^I was thinking of playing piano too–but after reading this story, I’d rather play guitar xD

  29. htfnutty4575 says

    I was thinking about playing the piano but now I want to play the violin -_-

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