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FAZIOLI 40th Year Anniversary World Dealer Meeting

FAZIOLI 40th Year Anniversary World Dealer Meeting

July 21, 2022

SACILE, ITALY - In May of 2022, FAZIOLI Arizona Team was invited to come to celebrate FAZIOLI 40th Year Anniversary World Dealer Meeting. We are honored to be a part of FAZIOLI's 40th Anniversary, a milestone in piano history! 

Our Store Manager Darald went to this magnificent dealer meeting and had a wonderful experience. He enjoyed dinner with the Fazioli family, team, and other dealers around the world. They also toured the factory and learned all there is to know about the making of this world renown pianos. Darald is now an Fazioli expert and can help you with your dream piano journey. 

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PETROF HISTORY: PIANOS FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE

PETROF HISTORY: PIANOS FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE

April 21, 2022

Take a brief scroll through the history and journey of the six generations of the Petrof family. We are the proud merchant for Petrof in the area and look forward to showing you their magnificent pianos. Come into our store to play and enjoy this wonderful brand.

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Gift Your Child A Skill For Life

Gift Your Child A Skill For Life

April 17, 2022

Children benefit a lot from piano lessons. Piano lessons help mold and shape their brain to be more musical and in return help them focus better. Your child will have to hold their attention on every single note and maintain the required rhythm at the same time, its amazing! 

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WORLD PIANO DAY 2022

WORLD PIANO DAY 2022

March 29, 2022

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.”

– Nils Frahm

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Southwest Pianos & ASU Sponsor Prokofiev Concerto: Vladislav Kosminov shines!

Southwest Pianos & ASU Sponsor Prokofiev Concerto: Vladislav Kosminov shines!

March 04, 2022

Prokofiev’s 3r Piano Concerto is no walk in the park. It is not one of those studied, contemplative pieces that can be learned. As a matter of fact: it can not be learned, it must be breathed, danced, tip-toed and then exploded through. It rushes forward ever faster, and when you thought it could not get any more intense, it bursts into new colors and contrasts. It is both mentally and emotionally taxing on a performer. It requires physical stamina and mental will power. In summary, it is one of those pieces that requires character and personality on top of pianistic brilliance. 

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4 Benefits of Teaching Your Child to Play the Piano

4 Benefits of Teaching Your Child to Play the Piano

February 21, 2022 1 Comment

If you've been looking at used pianos because your child wants to learn to play, it's a good investment of time and money. It's also a way for your child to relax.

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Hailun Pianos sponsors 34th Phoenix Piano Ensemble Festival

Hailun Pianos sponsors 34th Phoenix Piano Ensemble Festival

February 10, 2022

Hailun Pianos sponsors 34th Phoenix Piano Ensemble Festival by the East Valley Music Teacher Association

Pianistically speaking there is not anything else with a longer tradition in Arizona than the annual Phoenix Piano Ensemble. It was started by Isabelle and Julian Mcreary, a teaching couple who felt the need to stimulate young students and draw them into a circle with other pianists, as instrumentalists assemble bands and orchestras. In 1952, the McCrearys persuaded twenty-eight piano teachers to hand pick nearly two hundred students for a concert. The popularity of the event grew, as many as six hundred piano students from Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas participated.

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What is a Hybrid Piano?

What is a Hybrid Piano?

December 29, 2021

Many people these days seem to be interested in the industries heavily promoted “hybrid pianos" as an alternative to acoustic models. 

Most of the instruments sold as hybrids are actually digital pianos with regular piano actions to get a closer to acoustic feel. The digital manufacturers have been improving the actions since day one to try to come as close to an acoustic experience while playing as possible, and this is the ultimate outcome.

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The gift of a lifetime

The gift of a lifetime

December 21, 2021

Other than diamond rings and fine jewelry there are not many gifts that can last for years to come. Even then, they may be put in a drawer and forgotten.  
A gift you can give that has proven to pass the test of time is an acoustic piano.

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how will my new piano change over time?

How will my piano change over time?

December 08, 2021

Trying and buying a new piano directly off the off the piano store floor is a wonderful buying option.
 
You get hands-on experience with that instrument and a great feel for how it is going to perform in your home.
 
However, you must take into consideration that a new piano fresh from the box will change its tonal characteristics over time because of the break-in period every new piano experiences.

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FAZIOLI wins  CHOPIN COMPETITION  in Poland.

FAZIOLI WINS CHOPIN COMPETITION

December 02, 2021

Bruce Xiaoyu Liu won 1st Prize at the 18th Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw on a FAZIOLI 278. Martin Garcia Garcia was awarded the prize for the best Concert Performance which he performed on a FAZIOLI 278 for which he received 3rd Prize. Ms. Lenora Armellini who placed 5th became a crowd favorite also chose a FAZIOLI for her performances.

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Get out and perform!

GET OUT AND PERFORM

May 25, 2021

It may sound crazy at first, and your initial response might be "I could never do that" but the best way to enjoy playing the piano and making music is to share it with others.
 
Yes, I know most people do enjoy playing for just themselves and their own amusement. And that is great! But they would probably find it even more satisfying to play for others.
 
Now I am not saying you should book Carnegie Hall (maybe just not now, but you never know) but as simple as immediate family members for starters. Get comfortable, graduate to extended family, then on to friends and strangers at parties and other get togethers.

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