How many octaves on a piano?

How many octaves on a piano?

Over the several hundreds of years the piano has taken to develop, the number of keys has changed dramatically, from as little as 32 keys when the piano was first developed, to up to 96 keys on a modern Bosendorfer Imperial. But why is this important to you when buying a piano today? Is it […]

How to get rid of a piano for free

How to get rid of a piano for free

Maybe it’s just not for you. Maybe you’ve tried, but you don’t have the time, patience, or will to learn piano. And that’s OK. Look, I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing the piano. However, some will find that it’s just not for them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you’ve decided […]

Should I keep my upright piano up against a wall?

Should I keep my upright piano up against a wall?

If you go into most homes with a piano, you’ll find that generally, upright pianos are kept up against a wall. It seems to be the accepted standard, and it also seems that upright pianos were designed that way. The consensus seems to be that they’re mainly practice instruments, to be pushed out of the […]

How long do digital pianos last?

How long do digital pianos last?

For many people, a digital piano is a significant investment. It’s highly likely that you’ll be spending a significant amount of money on your piano. So naturally, you’ll want to ensure that you can use your piano for many years to come. But how long do digital pianos last? Can you expect them to keep […]

How to transport a digital piano

How to transport a digital piano

We’ve all needed to move house at one point or another. Whether you’re going to college, moving to a bigger place to start a family or taking your first steps into the real world by moving out from your parents’ house, it’s the same.  If you’re a pianist, moving presents just a tiny little bit […]

How much does a digital piano weigh?

How much does a digital piano weigh?

Pianos are heavy. Real heavy. You might be surprised at how heavy they are if you’ve ever tried to move one. There’s a reason piano moving is a profession – it takes an enormous amount of skill and strength to move a piano safely, and it’s not something you can do yourself. Digital pianos are […]

digital piano key noise.

Four Ways to Deal with Digital Piano Key Noise

Digital pianos offer excellent benefits over acoustic pianos in some situations. They’re more affordable, more accessible and most importantly, they’re quieter, meaning that now you can practice whenever you want. Or so it would seem. Your digital piano’s key noise might shock you when you finally get it home and start practicing it. What you […]

What is polyphony on a digital piano?

What is polyphony on a digital piano?

Many people looking to buy a digital piano don’t really know where to start. There are so many models and variations on the market that it’s hard to know what sets them apart. However, I’m going to try to dispel a couple of these myths and breathe some clarity into what is a very confusing […]

Will Practicing on a Digital Piano Ruin my Technique?

Will Practicing on a Digital Piano Ruin my Technique?

Throughout my time teaching and playing the piano, I’ve often come across this question. It’s usually from advanced students, who are looking to take their music-making seriously and want to progress as quickly and efficiently as possible. They’re often concerned that the instrument, often a digital piano, that they’re practicing on might hinder them. And […]