A Short History of Yamaha Piano 

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Bay Area Yamaha Piano Stores – History of Yamaha Pianos

It was in 1887 that Torakusu Yamaha first began producing pianos, for a company which he named Nippon Gakki, which translates to ‘Japan Musical Instruments’. The demand for pianos in America quickly began soaring, and by 1902, Yamaha had already produced his first Grand Piano. For the next several years, Yamaha pianos were exhibited in a number of competitions, and won numerous prizes for their craftsmanship and for their superior sound. Continue reading

Yamaha Chinese New Year Promotion


“Music connects people to each other all over the world, regardless of their age. This New Year, bring your family and loved ones together to reconnect with the beautiful enjoyment of music.

Yamaha shares your commitment to family and passion for music. In the spirit of the New Year, when you purchase a new Yamaha upright or grand piano, Yamaha will gift you up to $350*. Not only will a piano fill your home with music, it will give your family an opportunity to advance their musical skills and enrich your lives for years to come.” Continue reading

How to Find a Piano Dealer You Can Trust

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Yamaha Piano YC150A piano is huge investment, even if you and your family are absolutely committed to filling your home and your lives with music. How can you obtain the best quality instrument for your money? Before you contact a Bay Area piano dealer, review these factors to evaluate the prospective store’s trustworthiness.

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Why Do the Best Pianists Choose Yamaha Pianos?

Why Yamaha Is A Top Choice

The Visually Stunning Yamaha Piano

Why do so many concert pianists, recording artists and teachers swear by Yahama pianos? When shopping brands, the untrained observed might be tempted to conclude that “a piano is a piano,” assuming features and aesthetic elements are roughly comparable. But Yahama’s subtle craftsmanship and track record for pleasing even the most finicky pianists set this brand apart. Below, we provide a thumbnail sketch of four critical characteristics that distinguish Yamaha from other piano makers.

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New or Used Piano: Which Should I Buy?

The Best Advice For Purchasing The Right Piano 

Young Boy Playing a Weber Piano

Before you start looking for Bay Area piano dealers, price shopping and comparing models, take a minute to consider your big picture options. A piano is a significant investment; chose the right type of instrument before you commit. One of the most important decisions you will make when purchasing a piano is whether to buy new or used. Below are some considerations to help you make the best choice. Continue reading

Digital or Acoustic Piano?

Which Should I Buy?
KeyBoard of Weber Piano

Whether you’re the parent of a budding piano prodigy or an indie music producer/recording artist, you want a new piano, but you’re not sure whether to go digital or acoustic. Here are 3 questions that will help you get more clarity before you visit your Bay Area piano store:

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Should I Buy a Piano from a Dealer or Private Party?

Weber Piano in Red Music RoomPurchasing even small Yamaha or Weber pianos requires a sizable investment. So what can you do, if anything, to reduce costs? Aside from saving up, paring down your budget and determining whether you’re serious about your practice, you can opt for used or pre-owned pianos. But if you do go this route, should you purchase from a dealer or a private party?

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Why Are Piano Keys Arranged a Certain Way?

Bay Area Yamaha Piano Store Unravels the Mystery

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Investing in a new piano may provide years of joy as well as the ability to pass on a legacy for musical expression to the next generation. However, those new to the piano may notice something intriguing about the keys. Regardless of piano type, the keys always follow a specific pattern of white and black. Before you start “tickling the ivories” – or getting piano lessons for your children – take time to understand this curious pattern.

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