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Piano Essentials FAQ: What You Need for Lessons

Piano Essentials FAQ: What You Need for Lessons

Q. Can I start lessons on a keyboard? The answer to this question depends on how you define the word “keyboard.” If you are considering a $100-$300 portable keyboard, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Toy keyboards – like what you find at electronics store or...
How to Select a Piano… Dealer

How to Select a Piano… Dealer

People often compare the piano retail business to used car sales and, frankly, I can understand why.  Over the years, far too many piano dealers have participated in misleading advertising schemes, unethical pricing practices, “bait and switch” tactics,...
The Perfect Classroom Piano

The Perfect Classroom Piano

It’s no secret that technology is quickly becoming a music teacher’s best friend.  Especially with today’s shrinking budgets and increasing workloads, more and more music teachers are relying on technology and software just to get through the day.  As times change,...

Pianos vs. Digital Pianos – A False Choice

More than 80% of all pianos sold today plug in. Does that surprise you? It’s true, but it may not mean what you think. Most people think of pianos as either “traditional acoustic” instruments (which generate sound mechanically with hammers striking...

Piano Basics: What to Know Before You Buy a Piano

I remember searching for a new mattress.  I was looking for an upgrade from my old bed and I had even taken the time to write down the brand and model number of a hotel bed that I found particularly comfortable.  In short, I assumed – thanks to my advanced preparation...