Grand Versus Upright Grand pianos and upright pianos are the two basic styles of pianos available to consumers. Both come in different sizes, which affects the instrument’s sound. The larger a piano, the longer its strings and the larger its area of soundboard. Whereas a grand piano increases in length, upright pianos (also called vertical pianos) increase … Continued
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It’s music to my ears and to my heart. Playing the piano can make you healthier and smarter. There’s scientific research to prove it. Here’s the top 10 ways being a piano player can improve the quality of your life.
I started playing piano at a very young age. From learning to play and as time went by, it dawned on me that I learned plenty of life lessons through my piano lessons.
Learning piano is truly a life-long activity, one that can start in childhood and extend for many decades to come. We feel this is part of the true magic of piano-playing. You never perfect your playing. You just keep getting better and better over the years. The hardest part, of course, are the first years when a … Continued
One of the most amazing aspects of piano-playing is how well it can unify our minds, our bodies, and maybe even our souls! Unlike nearly any other hobby a person can take up, learning music -and especially piano- is a true “all body” experience. It uses both sides of the brain, as well as both … Continued
Since its first invention over three hundred years ago, the piano has reigned as the true king of musical instruments. No other instrument – not even the human voice – can match the range and depth and complexity of the piano. That’s why, even in this day of gee-whiz digital music-making, the piano continues to … Continued
Music is a passion that is enjoyed and shared by many the world over. So many have made a living from performing it, or just simply take great joy in it as a hobby. I myself am a musician that has taken up many instruments, including piano. I can attest that music has helped enrich … Continued
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for baby grand pianos. No, they may not be able to manage a sound that’s quite as grand as that of a true concert grand piano, but they are still magnificent instruments. Also, I find the slightly smaller sound to be charming and better-suited to in-home … Continued