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Benefits of Playing the Piano

Benefits of Playing the Piano

June 23, 2023

Playing the piano is a wonderful hobby that can bring you many benefits. A few of the benefits of playing the piano are:

  • Stress relief: Playing the piano can help you relax and reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve your mood and self-esteem.

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Award Winning FAZIOLI Pianos

Award Winning FAZIOLI Pianos

June 15, 2023

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What Sets FAZIOLI Pianos Apart?

What Sets FAZIOLI Pianos Apart?

June 06, 2023

Fazioli Pianos has been producing grand and concert grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by the engineer and pianist Paolo Fazioli. Passion for music, great artisanship, continuous technological research, and strict material selection: these are the elements required for building a Fazioli piano. FAZIOLI refuses any industrial approach to manufacturing and pursues the objective of uncompromised quality. The factory is in Sacile, in the Province of Pordenone in an area boasting an ancient and prestigious tradition in the art of woodworking.

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Questions to ask yourself before buying a piano

Questions to ask yourself before buying a piano

June 03, 2023

  1. How much am I willing to spend?

 

You should always buy the best piano you can afford because you will play better on an instrument that responds with the best sound and touch from your input.

 

As you get better, the piano will be more likely to keep up with your increasing skills. There is nothing more frustrating than having the piano not perform to your abilities at any level. You know what you want but the instrument can't do it.

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Customer Success Story

Customer Success Story

May 31, 2023

Congratulations Steve H. on the purchase of this new Casio PX3100!
He looked at Yamaha, Kawai, and Roland pianos, but ultimately chose Casio because of the touch and tone.
Steve wanted to learn how to play piano in honor of his late wife Sherrie. What a wonderful way to honor and remember a loved one!

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7 Reasons to Buy a Musical Instrument

7 Reasons to Buy a Musical Instrument

May 24, 2023

Overall, buying a musical instrument can be a great investment in your personal growth and well-being. It can bring joy, creativity, and a sense of accomplishment to your life. So why not give it a try?

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Buying A Used Piano

Buying A Used Piano

May 19, 2023

Buying a used piano can be a great way to save money while still getting a quality instrument. When shopping for a used piano, there are several things to keep in mind.

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Maricopa School District Welcomes Hailun 218

Maricopa School District Welcomes Hailun 218

May 18, 2023

In 2022 Maricopa School District set out to replace its 100-year-old Chickering & Sons 7-foot piano, with a new concert grand. The Chickering & Sons piano had some issues with its action and sound making it difficult to play.

Driven by school staff and parents, the group fundraised to replace the piano with one that would be a wonderful addition to the school’s music program.

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The True Cost of A “Free” Piano

The True Cost of A “Free” Piano

May 15, 2023

Through the many years I have been in the piano industry I have been approached by many people asking about a free piano they had seen on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, been offered by a friend of family member, or even found in a giveaway ad.

 

This always makes me apprehensive because for the most part they end up being anything but free in the long run.

 

Occasionally, a piano offered by a relative or a good friend might be a decent one, but more often than not you are getting a liability, especially if you know nothing about pianos.

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AM I READY FOR A DIFFERENT PIANO?

AM I READY FOR A DIFFERENT PIANO?

April 25, 2023

In the 55 plus years I have been involved in the piano industry one of the most asked questions is" when do I know it's time for a different piano"

My answer is always the same. You will feel it in your musical senses. As you progress through the improving stages of playing you will almost instinctively know when it's time to move ahead. 

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Petrof Gemini

Petrof Gemini

March 17, 2023

The world of acoustic grand and upright pianos has always been described as conservative and monotonous. PETROF counters this stereotype in cooperation with the brothers Karel and MAXIM Havlíček. Together, they created a unique work of art that connects completely different worlds in one instrument, PETROF GEMINI.

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Buying a Used Steinway

Buying a Used Steinway

March 12, 2023

There seems to be quite a few used Steinway pianos available both in store and online these days.

Many people are asking if these used Steinway products are a good value, the answer is both yes, and no. With many variables in play.

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