Can You Just be “Bad at Music?”

Can You Just be “Bad at Music?”

A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a friend about playing the piano. He had started taking lessons a few months ago and was a little frustrated with what he felt was “slow progress”. He said he enjoyed learning but didn’t think he’d ever be really good at playing....
Does ‘Where a Piano is Made’ Make a Difference?

Does ‘Where a Piano is Made’ Make a Difference?

A modern grand piano is made up of over 12,000 parts and each manufacturer has its own “recipe.”  Piano makers build their reputations based on the designs, materials and workmanship that go into their instruments.  …but would a Steinway piano be just as good if it...
Playing the Piano Can Help You “Get Away”

Playing the Piano Can Help You “Get Away”

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been feeling a little overwhelmed lately.  Especially considering all the uncertainty and disruption around us,it’s no surprise that so many of us are looking for something – anything – that can make us...
Having Fun at Home with Your Digital Piano

Having Fun at Home with Your Digital Piano

One of the truly exciting parts of my job is showing people how much fun they can have with a digital piano. Not only do most digital pianos have many different sounds and rhythms – as well as a built-in recorder – but some models can also make use of...
Can You Learn to Play Piano on YouTube?

Can You Learn to Play Piano on YouTube?

As a salesperson who works a ton of outside sales events, I often have the opportunity to hear people of all ages play the piano and it’s never a surprise when someone tells me “I taught myself.”  I took many years of “formal” piano...