How To Buy A Used Piano; What To Look For When Going Second Hand

How To Buy A Used Piano; What To Look For When Going Second Hand

Buying a used piano is a good move for most prospective piano owners. Pianos tend to have long shelf lives, especially if they are properly maintained and cared for. Pianos are expensive instruments and moving them around is not easy. You want to be sure you’re buying a good instrument before you shell out cash…

How To Clean A Piano, The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fingerprints On The Keys

How To Clean A Piano, The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fingerprints On The Keys

Owning a piano is a privilege and a treat, whether you spent a pretty penny on a new piano, bought a nice used one, or acquired one through family or friends, they are beautiful instruments that deserve your care. Learning to clean a piano properly will improve the durability of the instrument and keep it…

5 Piano Exercises For Beginners, Practice Improving Your Finger Movement

5 Piano Exercises For Beginners, Practice Improving Your Finger Movement

Doing warmup exercises and technique work on piano is not the most exciting part of your piano practice. That’s okay, it doesn’t have to be. Warmup is not the fun part of playing a sport, but it’s still important. Like in sport, the right exercises can help prevent injury and improve overall technique. These exercises…

Steinway Vs Bosendorfer, Which Is The Better Piano Brand? One Man’s View

Steinway Vs Bosendorfer, Which Is The Better Piano Brand? One Man’s View

In the world of high-end pianos, only one brand is a household name the world over. Steinway is to pianos what the Kleenex brand is to tissues. They are almost interchangeable. There is good reason for this – according to figures collected by Steinway, over 98 percent of concert pianists choose to perform on their…

Organ Vs Piano; The Difference, Which Is Harder & More

Organ Vs Piano; The Difference, Which Is Harder & More

Learning to play piano opens up a whole world of keyboard instruments. Piano skills are transferrable to synthesisers, electric pianos, harpsichord, clavs, and organ. Most of these instruments are pretty similar to the piano – they all involved some sort of percussion on a string to make sound, except the synth and the organ. Synthesizers…

13 Hardest Piano Songs In The World; These Are The Most Difficult Pieces Ever!

13 Hardest Piano Songs In The World; These Are The Most Difficult Pieces Ever!

Trying to list the ‘hardest songs ever written’ on any instrument is a difficult task. Everybody has a different perspective on what makes a song ‘difficult’. On the piano, the technique, endurance, and rhythmic/harmonic complexity of these pieces are what earn them their top spots. However, some would argue that a somewhat ‘simpler’ piece can…

How Much Do Pianists Make? Professional Concert, Classical & Church Piano Players Considered

How Much Do Pianists Make? Professional Concert, Classical & Church Piano Players Considered

Pianists have been populating concert halls, churches, bars, hotel lobbies and other performance venues for decades. If you’ve seen a pianist performing, and thought to yourself, “I could do that, I wonder how much it pays…” you are in luck. In this guide, we’ll discuss what pianists are making on a variety of gigs you…

7 Best Virtual Pianos To Practice Your Pianist Skills Online

7 Best Virtual Pianos To Practice Your Pianist Skills Online

One of the hardest parts about practicing piano is that you must have a piano to practice on. Acoustic pianos are not portable, and even digital pianos are often bulky, heavy and expensive. While I was looking into this problem, I came across dozens of virtual, online pianos. These aren’t MIDI keyboards, they are typically…

What Age Should You Start Piano Lessons? A Parent’s Guide

What Age Should You Start Piano Lessons? A Parent’s Guide

Enrolling your children in piano lessons will give them the opportunity to develop a skill they will have for the rest of their lives. The gift of a musical education has the potential to enrich their lives for many decades to come, and it has the added benefit of developing discipline, language skills, fine motor…