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Determining Your Entertainment Budget: How Much Does a Piano Cost?

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Piano Playing Can Fit Any Budget If you want to buy your first piano, you are likely inclined to ask, “How much does a piano cost?”. Of course we want to buy responsibly, and estimate costs to figure out if we have the necessary budget. But when it comes to buying a piano, you should not let cost lead your …(more >>)



Launching Your Career in Music: How to Get a Recording

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It’s your first step, first impression and pronounced self-image Making a music recording is just the first step in launching your career in music. If you try to take shortcuts, it may end up as a missed opportunity. Your demo tape represents you or your band. But it also reflects your self-image and level of confidence. So get familiar with …(more >>)



Explore the Parts of a Piano and How It Works

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What goes on in, also goes on out When you study the parts of a piano and how they work together to produce such vibrant sounds, you will have an even deeper appreciation for this musical instrument. Granted, digital pianos use electronic sampling. But exploring an acoustic piano will help you understand the essence of this instrument, even in digital …(more >>)



Playing by Ear vs Reading Music: Which Piano Technique Dominates?

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Have you ever wondered whether playing by ear vs reading music is better? Especially if you’re considering taking piano lessons vs learning to play online, discover the pros and cons of each technique before you decide. Distinguishing the Differences in Playing by Ear vs Reading Music You will find musicians who play piano by ear but wished they could read …(more >>)



Kawai vs Steinway > Sizing Up Major Piano Makers

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When shopping for a new piano, you may already know some of your preferences, like grand vs upright or digital vs acoustic. But deciding which brand may be a little more difficult to decipher, as there are major contenders. So let’s compare Kawai vs Steinway to help make your choice of brand a little simpler. A Look Into Their Histories …(more >>)



Taking Piano Classes > Do You Have the Talent or Teachability to Play?

Posted by Steve Lacefield in Blog, Classes, Group Piano Classes. Comments Off on Taking Piano Classes > Do You Have the Talent or Teachability to Play?

Playing the piano has always appealed to you, and now you’re finally ready to give it a whirl. Or maybe your kid is begging to take lessons. It’s difficult to pull the trigger though because you’re wondering if you have (or your child has) the talent or teachability to play, and whether the investment in an instrument and piano classes …(more >>)


Piano Tuning: Is it Overrated or Really a Must?

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If you love your piano or are shopping for one, you may wonder if you really need to get it tuned as often as technicians say. Maybe you can get away with doing it less frequently or not at all? How important is piano tuning in the grand picture anyway? The Inside Scoop on Piano Tuning For your acoustic version, …(more >>)


Finding the Piano of Your Dreams > Figuring Out Piano Types First

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If you’re dreaming about playing a new piano in your own home, you may have a clear vision of which type you want. But make sure you familiarize yourself with all the piano types so you can make the best choice before you buy. Piano Types: Which One Fits Your Needs? Before you invest in a new piano, make a …(more >>)


The Organ vs Piano: Music Lesson 101

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If you’re thinking about adding a keyboard instrument to your home and hobbies, you may wonder whether an organ vs piano makes a better choice for you. Maybe you aren’t sure how much time you will spend with it or how diligent you will practice? Read on for a comparison that can help you decide. Comparing How an Organ vs …(more >>)


Learn How to Store a Piano Without Damaging It

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Although we hesitate to ‘encourage’ piano storage instead of piano playing, we realize there may be a time in your life when you have no other choice. Of course, it’s always best to ask a friend or family member who might enjoy playing it to ‘store’ your piano. But if that’s not an option, learn other steps about how to …(more >>)

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