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|

Why You Should Store Your Piano in Climate Control Storage

This topic comes up fairly often for piano owners who are moving or need to store their pianos temporarily or even long-term. Pianos are instruments that require upkeep and maintenance from time to time. Taking care of your piano in the home is typically an easy venture. There are many simple solutions to maintaining your piano in an even climate within your house, but what if keeping your piano in your home is no longer an option? Perhaps you need the space for remodeling, or you [...]

April 18th, 2017|Piano Care|

The History Behind a Very Special Piano

There’s a sign on a middle-aged piano here at our store that says “Ask me where I’ve been for the last 43 years?”. The piano is certainly age appropriate for it’s condition; black keys are worn through to show a little of the wood beneath, cabinet scratches here and there, a little shopworn….but the story this piano represents is one of the most amazing events I’ve ever experienced while working in my family business. It was a chilly February afternoon last year when a lovely older [...]

April 11th, 2017|Love of Music, Piano History|

Anatomy of a Piano

A piano is similar to many other instruments in that it is designed to create beautiful sounds that are pleasing to our ears, either standing out during a solo performance or meshing with other melodies in concert, the piano has been a staple of musical artistry since its creation by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the early 1700s. Pianos have come a long way since then in terms of complexity and technical specifications, but the basic premise has remained the same; an instrument that has a more authentic [...]

March 30th, 2017|Love of Music|