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  • What are Piano Pedals For?

    A simple guide to what each pedal does... When learning to play piano, you generally have enough to contend with dealing with the keys, so the ped...
  • Piano restoration is the art of transforming an older piano

    Piano restoration is the art of transforming older, worn-out, traditional pianos to their former glory... Restoring the finest traditional pianos...
  • The Structure of the Piano: Design of the Strings Enriches the Sound

    How Many Strings Does a Piano Have? A piano keyboard has 88 keys. The number of strings depends on the model, but is usually around 230. For the ...
  • The Strings

    The Source of the Sound The source of the sound on the piano is the strings, which are stretched tightly over the cast-iron frame. When struck by ...
  • The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

    Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.   Brain training is big business. Companies like BrainHQ, Lu...
  • How to Replace Your Piano Strings

    Owning a piano is a great accomplishment and something that a lot of people hope to achieve one day. It’s something to be excited about, especially...
  • Linking the Piano and the Mind

    The piano: a revolutionary instrument that came into our world around 1700 through the hands of Cristofori. For centuries the music of the piano ha...
  • How can playing an instrument improve my life

    Playing an instrument is such a fun and enjoyable hobby for many of us. But when I was much younger, the lessons I had left me feeling frustrated...
  • 6 Things About Piano Regulation

    As a conscientious piano owner, you probably have your piano tuned regularly by a qualified technician. You may, however, notice a deterioration o...
  • How playing an instrument benefits your brain

    When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes ...
  • Are Pianos Affected by Season Changes?

    The short answer to this question is yes. The very way a piano is constructed makes it sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity and this, i...
  • A brief history of the Grand Piano

    The grand piano can trace its history back to the very early harpsichords in the 1600s but it wasn’t until around 1700 when an Italian by the name ...