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.
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!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How “good" of a piano should I buy is a question probably asked since Bartolomeo Cristofori made his second piano. It is actually a pretty easy question to answer with the standard "buy the best one you can afford" retort, but that seems a smug answer to the uniformed. In most cases the "uninformed" is the non-playing spouse of a player, and the non-playing parents of a student.