2 Yamaha Pianos Get a “Special Mention” in the German Design Awards

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Yamaha Gets Recognized

Musical instruments designed and created by the Yamaha Corporation continue to be recognized internationally for their innovation.

During this year’s German Design Award, the Yamaha CP88 stage piano and the Sonogenic SHS-500 keytar received “Special Mention” recognition in the annual showcase of design excellence.

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The Benefits of Playing Piano on Your Brain

Taking Bay Area Piano Lessons Affects Your Brain is Great Ways!

Many already know that playing the piano can improve your mood and help you feel calmer, but did you also know that regularly sitting down in front of the keyboard can improve your brain function? According to a recent study published in Skoove Magazine, changes to the brain’s structure and power start happening just five months after people start playing the piano regularly. This can happen at any age, even among those who don’t start Bay Area piano lessons until after they retire.

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Yamaha Has a New Trio of Premium Digital Pianos

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Check Out these Pianos East Bay!

Yamaha, a leading name in the piano industry, announced the introduction of a new series called Clavinova CVP-800. This series of three pianos offers inspiring accompaniment styles and realistic-sounding instrument voices that musicians, students, and teachers of Bay Area piano lessons are sure to enjoy.

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Tips on Properly Cleaning Your Piano

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Wondering How to Properly Clean Your Piano?

Like most musical instruments, pianos are more delicate than people realize. High-quality pianos will last for years, but only if they are well maintained. This does mean having it tuned regularly and keeping it in a well-humidified space, but it also means keeping it clean. Fortunately, cleaning a Yamaha piano isn’t all that difficult; you just need to know how to go about it.

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Yamaha Improves on on Upright Pianos with Silent Piano Technology

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Yamaha Pianos Improve!

In January 2020, Yamaha Pianos announced it would make significant improvements to its P22 model favored by music teachers and directors. Already known for performing well in settings varying from churches to schools to band rooms, the company incorporated feedback it had heard from these customers for years regarding how to make it easier to play a P22 Yamaha piano.

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Digital or Acoustic Piano? Which Should I Choose?

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If you’re new to playing the piano, you’re probably wondering if you should spend the money on an acoustic Yamaha piano or purchase a digital one. While there was a time when you were better off with an acoustic piano if you wanted the best possible sound, digital pianos have evolved to sound and feel almost identical to many acoustic models. That can make your choice a little harder, but you can still weigh the pros and cons of each option as you check out some nearby Bay Area piano sales.

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Tips on Choosing an Instrument to Play

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Are You Considering Bay Area Piano Lessons?

If you are a parent and have been searching online for Bay Area piano lessons, chances are good that your child has expressed interest in playing a musical instrument. However, you might still be uncertain as to which one will be the best choice for your young one. In order to support your child’s music education and select the right instrument, you should consider a few details.

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Piano Improvisation Skills To Help You Get Jamming

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Get Jamming On Your Yamaha Piano With These Improv Tips

There’s more to playing the piano than reading sheet music and recreating it. Improvisation is a great skill for piano players whether you want to add your own touch to music, write your own songs, or jam with other musicians in an improv setting. But improvisation is a skill that needs to be learned to use it effectively. Here are some tips you can use to help improve your improvisation skills so that you can play your Yamaha piano with others (or on your own!) just the way you want. Continue reading

5 Piano Exercises That Target Your Left Hand

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5 Piano Exercises That Target Your Left Hand

If you feel like your left hand is lagging behind your right when playing the piano, you’re not alone: many players run into similar issues. But those issues are surmountable. To show you how this article provides several exercises that can help you transform your left hand from a lagging frustration to a valued ally. Taking regular Bay Area piano lessons can also help!

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How To Play Piano and Sing at the Same Time

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Do You Have Trouble Singing And Playing Piano At The Same Time?

If you sing or play piano, you know how much concentration each task takes on its own. Doing both at the same time takes even more focus and practice. Luckily, there are several ways you can make playing piano and singing easier to tackle. Take it from our teachers at our Authorized Yamaha piano store.

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