Understanding Piano Strings

There’s a lot going on under the proverbial hood of a piano. The inner workings include dampers that help manipulate the tones, the hammers that cue the vibrations and of course the strings themselves. While it seems simple, there’s a lot of interesting things going on with the strings themselves. Let’s take a look at… Read more »

Preparing Your Piano for Winter

Just as you take the fall months to prepare your home for the cold season ahead, you should also take care to prepare your piano to play properly during the snowy season. With winter right around the corner, now’s the time to make sure that you’re ready to stay in tune for fall lessons, holiday… Read more »

A Brief History of the Piano

September is National Piano Month, so we thought we’d take a moment to talk about how this incredible instrument came to be what it is today. The earliest versions of pianos, you may know, are called harpsichords. Though there were other stringed and keyboard instruments that preceded the piano, the harpsichord is its most direct… Read more »

Getting in Tune with Fall Lessons

Music brings an element of lively energy to any home, especially when it’s being created by the hands of your children. This fall, as the kids head back to classes, many children are starting to resume their piano lessons or take them for the first time as a great afterschool option to feed their creative… Read more »