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Famed Horowitz Piano to Arrive in Augusta!

The Steinway & Sons Grand Piano that belonged to Vladimir Horowitz will arrive at Turner’s Keyboards, November 18-25. This piece of history will be featured in special performances and public playing opportunities. The stunning Horowitz piano—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs—provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the fabled instrument that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tours. Horowitz is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colorful personality [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00November 7th, 2017|Love of Music|

Friday the 13th Only:  13 Pianos Under $1,300!

Buying a piano shouldn't be spooky! Turner's Keyboards is offering 13 pianos, for less than $ 1,300.00 on Friday the 13th ONLY! Come to our Piano Crypt (showroom) on Washington Road in Augusta this Friday the 13th to see all of our Spooktacular options. There is no reason you and your family can't enjoy a quality piano in your home in 2017. Are you are looking for an entry level piano for a beginning piano student? An affordable acoustic piano in a wood tone to complement your [...]

2017-11-07T13:46:23+00:00October 11th, 2017|Love of Music|

Get $2500 added to your piano trade-in.

Now through December 31, 2017 You may already know that Steinway & Sons makes the finest pianos in the world. Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set the global standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. In 2016, Steinway & Sons advanced its commitment to continuous innovation by making Steinway Spirio—the finest high resolution player piano ever created—generally available through a nationwide rollout. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, technology, and artistry, Spirio provides an unrivalled musical experience, indistinguishable from a live performance. It is also a [...]

2022-03-23T17:47:00+00:00October 1st, 2017|Love of Music|

Turner’s Keyboards Sponsors Scholarship

My late father loved music of ALL kinds.  Piano, singing, you name it, he was in love with sound. In addtion to his duties as a husband, father and business owner, he was also an avid member of the "Barbershoppers", a singing group here in the CSRA.  Their largest annual performance was with the Garden City Chorus and I always enjoyed watching him perform. I am very excited to give this open invitation for each of you to join us at this year's 54th Annual Show: [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00September 20th, 2017|Love of Music|

Rent-Then-Own a New Piano for less than you think!

RENT-THEN-OWN A STEINWAY-DESIGNED PIANO Rent a Steinway-Designed Boston or Essex Grand or Upright piano with pricing to fit any budget!! Through September, enjoying the pride of owning a STEINWAY could be easier than you think! For a limited time you can bring home a STEINWAY designed piano with low monthly payments. The STEINWAY & SONS Rent-Then-Own program puts STEINWAY–designed Boston and Essex grand and upright pianos well within your reach, with rental prices starting at just $59 per month.* The Boston line, available in a wide range of sizes and finishes, is [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00September 9th, 2017|Love of Music|

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

We hope your summer has been full of magic and music, and that you are enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer.  While some may choose to take a break from piano learning during the summer, we know that most of you are back in the swing of things.  Starting back to school, getting ready for fall, etc.  We believe that learning music should be a part of every family's regular routine! In fact, all of us at Turner's would like to welcome you [...]

2017-09-19T14:33:13+00:00July 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: https://www.turnerskeyboards.com/music-education/ However, while studies show improved cognitive and behavioral functioning in [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00July 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. [...]

2017-07-10T14:54:35+00:00July 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 [...]

2020-03-06T21:44:45+00:00June 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00June 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. [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:30+00:00June 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00May 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, [...]

2017-05-25T16:01:31+00:00May 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00May 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00April 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00April 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00April 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 [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00March 30th, 2017|Love of Music|

What Is My Piano Worth?

Here at Turner’s we often have customers who ask us how they should go about selling their piano, or what we think it might be worth. There are many different factors to consider when summarizing the value of a pre-owned piano, and not all pianos are made equally! Let’s go over a few of the basics that may help you achieve an accurate appraisal for your piano… Name Brand This is one of the more important aspects of appraising the value of a piece. The name [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00March 20th, 2017|Appraisals, Love of Music, Pre-owned Pianos|

Can I Buy a Piano With Ivory Keys?

Perhaps you are in the market for a piano; something classic, elegant, with style and history? Every piano has a story behind it, especially older pieces that are well traveled. You may have heard rumors about “ivory key” pianos still in circulation, and being of discerning taste, gained some curiosity about such unique antiquities. We all enjoy a bit of particularity or exclusivity in our lives and in certain aspects of our artistry. Music and the instruments we choose to channel our creativity into are certainly [...]

2017-04-11T17:37:56+00:00March 7th, 2017|Purchasing Pianos|

10 Reasons WHY learning to play the piano, as Adults, is AWESOME!

According to NAMM Global report, 82% of adults who don’t play a musical instrument wish they did. Instead of wishing, hoping, thinking and praying (see what I did there…lol) adults should realize that it is never too late to learn to play the piano.  In today’s blog article we take a look at 10 reasons WHY learning to play the piano as an adult is AWESOME! Reason #1 – Because learning to play the piano at a young age ISN’T always awesome.  Far too many parents force [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00February 28th, 2017|Love of Music, Piano Students|

Will my piano play differently on hot or cold days?

We often receive questions about the tone, tune and responsiveness of pianos.  To help all of our clients understand their piano, today, we will try to answer the question: “Will my piano play better on hot or cold days?” The answer is not quite as simple as “yes” or “no”.  There are many factors that affect “how” pianos play.  The tune of a piano is less related to hot or cold and more related to humidity which can vary by the seasons.  Higher temperatures generally come [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00February 16th, 2017|Piano Care|

Enhance your Piano Student’s Experience with Popular Sheet Music

At Turner’s Keyboards, we believe in a classical piano education complete with great technique and music reading.  We would never short cut our students and or allow them to short cut themselves.  That said, new generations of piano students, require new approaches to keep them interested.  As the students continue to get younger, we truly feel that you can enhance your piano student’s music learning experience with popular sheet music! While physical technique, accuracy and music ready mastery are important they only share weight with interpretation [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:33+00:00February 7th, 2017|Love of Music, Piano Students|

Anderson & Roe Are Coming to Joye in Aiken!

If you have never had the privilege of enjoying the musical style of Anderson & Roe, you are missing out.  Anderson and Roe were heralded by the San Francisco Classical Voice as, "The most dynamic duo of this generation!"  For us, we LOVE any artists who think boldly enough to bring piano to the forefront of society. Piano is so much more than scales and Mozart.  No offense to the classics but keeping students and younger people engaged with piano often requires more.  Artists like Anderson [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:33+00:00January 31st, 2017|Love of Music|


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