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Upright pianos are called all sorts of names: spinet, console, vertical…. what it really is, however – is a piano whose strung frame is perpendicular to the keyboard, as oppose to parallel to the keyboard as it is on the grand piano. That’s it. Does it usually stand by the wall? Yes. Does it have […]
Though it may seem to be self explanatory, you would be surprised to see how many people go the wrong way about opening the piano. Some are terrified to break it, some are confused about where to put the stick, some are not sure the slender stick can actually support the lid… But many a […]
Having a piano in your life is akin to owning a sports car: it’s an object of aesthetic pleasure and a prized possession that requires just the right space to be fully appreciated for all its qualities. One of the most common misconceptions with regard to piano room ideas is that the piano will dominate […]
Every once in a while an architectural masterpiece comes along that reframes our idea of what a building can look like and what is possible to construct. 1000 Museum is such a building, conceived and built by the late Zaha Hadid’s architectural firm and in perfect alignment with the bionic/futuristic aesthetic and vision of this […]
Having been a professional pianist may entire life (since age 4) I have spent countless hours honing my piano technique and developing my mastery of the extraordinary instrument that piano is. We had Bluthner upright when I was born and piano was played in our home on a daily basis. It is a lovely instrument, […]
Sky is blue. Sea is blue. Those baby-blues are blue. And now….your grand piano can be blue, too! This energizing color is everywhere around us and has inspired countless masterpieces of art, music, literature, architecture and design. Since ancient times where cobalt and lapis were the precious materials that were drowned into the power, which […]
Red is a color of passion, love, power and, of course, Holidays! For millennia this strong color has been regarded as an important signifier of personages of utmost importance, gestures of tremendous scope and romances that change the course of history. Red is omnipresent in all things Royal since the dawn of our civilization. It […]
If you are thinking only Barbie Malibu would have a pink grand piano – think again. As pink is becoming more and more integrated into grownup color palette our relationship with all things pink matures. There is something undeniably positive and fanciful about this color, which makes one think of stunning sunsets, Florida’s eternal summer […]
Having been an active concert pianist for 30 years I have had the privilege to play some of the best pianos in the world. Whether at smaller performance venues, in conservatory classroom or a rehearsal studio baby grand piano is a ubiquitous companion of mine and I had the pleasure of clocking in hundreds of […]
Why do people love baby grand pianos? When we think of the grand piano we have an image of this gleaming instrument that dominates the space. Beautiful and powerful as it may be it comes in size variations that are suitable for many different spaces and don’t require a separate ballroom or a stage. Enter […]
Digital Pianos Reviews
The world of digital pianos for beginners is an exciting universe of brilliant devices whose purpose is to bring joy and create beauty. At the end of the day piano is a conduit of your creativity and your ability to express yourself through music. But it can be daunting to have to determine what piano […]