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Have You Checked-In for FREE Sheet Music at Turner’s Keyboards?

We hope your summer is full of magic and music, and that you are enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer. In fact, all of us at Turner's would like to welcome you to stop by our showroom floor and "check-in" with your Facebook app. Just stop by the front desk and let us know you've checked-in on Facebook and we will have a surprise waiting for you! What's the surprise? Free music of course! Each month we are going to feature one single [...]

July 25th, 2017|Special Offers, Store News|

How to Teach Your Children to Love Music

The benefits of music education on children are endless. According to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM Foundation), children who study music have larger vocabularies and higher reading skills than those who do not. Learning a musical language also develops cognitive functioning similar to those who speak multiple languages. The list of possibilities is ever growing when we teach children music! See more about the benefits of music on our blog article located here: http://www.turnerskeyboards.com/music-education/ However, while studies show improved cognitive and behavioral functioning in [...]

July 18th, 2017|Love of Music|

Should I Let My Child Stop Piano Lessons Over the Summer?

Whether or not to let your child stop piano lessons over the summer is a common question parents ask themselves this time of year. With the end of school and the beginning of summer camps and activities, parents are often tempted to allow their child to take the summer off from learning the piano as their regular routine changes. However, we strongly advise against this practice, and here are a few reasons why. If you stop piano lessons over the summer your child may experience: 1. [...]

July 5th, 2017|Summer Piano Lessons|

How to Move a Piano (and why you shouldn’t do it yourself!)

Everyone knows what a pain moving can be, especially if you are a piano owner. Whether you are moving to a new home or moving a new piano into your home, figuring out how best to move your instrument can be an ordeal. Pianos require special consideration of all its intricate parts, and they are a big investment. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning how to move a piano safely. Self-Move versus Professionals When Choosing to Move a Piano: Self-move If planning [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Moving a Piano|

How to Sell a Piano – What is the best way?

At some point you may find yourself needing to sell your piano. Whether you’ve outgrown your current instrument, it’s simply collecting dust, or you want to upgrade to something new, you may wonder what steps to take. Pianos are big investments, so you definitely will want to do your research to determine the best way to sell your piano. There are several ways to sell a piano, and there are several pros and cons of each. How to sell a piano: Craigslist or Buy, Sell, Trade [...]

June 19th, 2017|Selling a Piano|

How to Afford a Piano: Planning your Piano Purchase

Piano aficionados know that while the piano can produce the most beautiful sounds, it can be one of the least beautiful in terms of cost. However, there are several ways to afford a piano, other than saving up for long periods of time. Many companies offer several options for financing a piano or different styles that help save in piano costs. Many dream of owning a piano but are unsure about its affordability. Check out our tips on how to afford a piano of your own. [...]

June 7th, 2017|Purchasing Pianos|

Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Play Piano Online

We live in an age of instantaneous information being exchanged at the speed of light, with the world’s collective knowledge at our literal fingertips. With access to the internet, there isn’t much you cannot learn and discover for yourself. As wonderful as this is, there are just some things that the internet cannot aide you with, and developing artistic skill with musical instruments, unfortunately, can be one of them. We firmly believe that one should not learn to play piano online. Basic information on playing instruments [...]

May 29th, 2017|Online Piano Lessons, Piano Students|

7 Strange Facts About 7 Famous Pianists

Much like the celebrities and reality stars of our era, famous musicians, have historically been, a little bit strange.  Grand gestures, bad decisions, and pianists are no exception!  Read on and learn some strange facts about these famous pianists! Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven’s deafness was the result of lead poisoning, and so too, was his death in 1872. While the cause of his elevated lead levels is unclear, some speculate that because of his love of wine, which contained higher-than-normal lead levels during that time period, [...]

May 15th, 2017|Composers, Pianist, Piano History, Strange Facts|

Why Music Education is Important

Music is an art. It permeates our culture, and has done so for thousands of years. Music is an ever-evolving art form of human creativity and inspiration, changing through technology and cultural influence. Music has played an integral role in our development as a society, and has been used as a tool to spread ideas, conjure powerful emotions, or help us explore beautiful soundscapes in our minds. Learning how to play music can be an enlightening experience for many, allowing them to tap into their inner [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Love of Music|

Choosing a Piano for Your Church

Selecting a piano for your home can seem complex enough, but choosing a piano for your place of worship can be even more stressful. A church piano may need to have special qualities, a certain sound, or fit a specific budget. Finding the right one to suit the needs of your sanctuary is important. Here is a list of things to consider when shopping for the right piece. Budget First, establishing how much of a budget you have to make a piano purchase is a primary [...]

April 26th, 2017|Purchasing Pianos|