How Weather Conditions Affect Your Piano.

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What Can You Do To Protect Your Piano From Weather Warping?

Piano maintenance and care are important aspects of owning a piano. There are quite a number of environmental factors that can affect the state of your piano ranging from minor effects to bigger and more costly damages. Owning a Bay Area piano requires a bit of extra care to extend the lifetime of your piano. Chances are that you’ve seen pianos in different homes collect dust, picture frames and other items that can scuff the outer polish. Some factors can also affect the inner part of your piano as well. Two of these factors include temperature and humidity.

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Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Used Piano

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What To Look For When Purchasing A Used Piano

The piano is one of the most popular and famous musical instruments across the globe. It has been played by some of the famous musicians, but is also one of the starter instruments that most newbies both young and old learn music on. The piano is a complex and large instrument that is often accompanied by a hefty price tag. This is why the market for a used piano is generally larger than for brand new ones. Although they may not be in their best condition, there are some benefits why you should consider buying a used piano. Here are some of the top pros and cons of purchasing a used piano.

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Exploring The Different Types of Yamaha Pianos

authorized Yamaha piano dealers Bay AreaSince the year 1900 when Yamaha built its first piano in Japan, it has consistently led various methods to improve its piano-making tradition. Its methods of making pianos have for years been very effective and satisfactory for all of its users. It releases pianos of the best quality and tone. The company has a history of producing some of the finest pianos. Yamaha uses better materials and designs to keep the standard of their products sky high. Today we are going to explore the different types of Yamaha pianos. Continue reading

Teaching Piano To Teenagers

Bay Area piano teachersI have been offering piano lessons to teenagers for quite some time now. Most of the teenagers I come across express little to no interest at all towards learning on how to play the instrument. However, in most cases at least for me, this stage is short-lived. From the many years, I have spent teaching teenagers on how to play the piano, I’ve come to learn the secret that will help them get motivated to learn the piano. The primary secret is connecting with your teen students in a way that will make them feel valued and understood. Continue reading

The Benefits of Taking Piano Lessons as an Adult

bay area piano lessons for adultsTaking piano lessons as an adult can feel like a doubting task to many, but one worth bearing through the initial hesitation. Leaning how to play the piano as a child is very different compared to learning as an adult. Piano lessons for adults are generally more fun than it is for kids. This is primarily because adults who take piano lessons do so because they really want to, which is certainly not true for kids that take the lessons because their parents want to. However, that is not the only reason why adults should take piano lessons. Here are some more benefits of taking piano lessons as an adult. Continue reading

The Benefits of Music Education In Early Childhood

Piano, piano lessons, music educationMusic and singing play an integral part of our culture. You will find that music is present in many aspects of our lives: movies, television, celebrations, holidays, worship, military ceremonies, and government. At home, music can become an important part of our culture- a natural part of our daily experience. Right from birth, parents use music as a way of soothing the child and showing them love and care. Parents can continue to build on these natural instincts by learning how music can positively impact a child’s development. Studies have shown that music and music training provide a wealth of benefits to children. Read on to find some of the benefits of music in early childhood. Continue reading

The Importance of Cleaning Your Piano

Piano, New Pianos, Used Pianos, Bay AreaInvesting in a piano is not a simple decision as it costs you a lot and it’s definitely a big investment in your life. For you to keep your piano for years and in good running condition, it’s important that you provide proper care for it. A piano is just like any other equipment or furniture at home and requires care and an appropriate way of cleaning. There are a number of things you need to know before you try to clean your piano. Read on to find out. Continue reading

Yamaha AvantGrand NU1X Boasts the Best of Digital and Acoustic Piano

Yamaha-AvantGrand-NU1XYamaha announced their latest piano in their series of AvantGrand pianos known as the NU1X. The NU1X is the successor to its very successful NU1 upright hybrid piano. The company has made some major updates to the AvantGrand NU1X as described in June 2013 by keyboard magazine. Some of the updates include the new gold standard that is in a self-contained but compact acoustic piano replacement. This feature elevates the piano playing experience to a level of quality that is unmatched in an instrument of this form. Continue reading

Yamaha Clavinova CSP Digital Pianos ‘Gamify’ Learning

Digital yamaha pianoYamaha’s new Clavinova CSP Digital Piano is something that’s never been seen before! It is the world’s first piano that is able to scan a user’s music library on a smart tablet and transfer those notes and chords to the piano in the form of lights. Even if you have never played the piano before, owners of this Clavinova will now be able to follow the stream of lights and play the tune to their favorite songs! Continue reading