What is a Hybrid Piano?

What is a Hybrid Piano?

December 29, 2021

Many people these days seem to be interested in the industries heavily promoted “hybrid pianos" as an alternative to acoustic models. 

Most of the instruments sold as hybrids are actually digital pianos with regular piano actions to get a closer to acoustic feel. The digital manufacturers have been improving the actions since day one to try to come as close to an acoustic experience while playing as possible, and this is the ultimate outcome.

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The gift of a lifetime

The gift of a lifetime

December 21, 2021

Other than diamond rings and fine jewelry there are not many gifts that can last for years to come. Even then, they may be put in a drawer and forgotten.  
A gift you can give that has proven to pass the test of time is an acoustic piano.

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How will my new piano change over time?

How will my piano change over time?

December 08, 2021

Trying and buying a new piano directly off the off the piano store floor is a wonderful buying option.
 
You get hands-on experience with that instrument and a great feel for how it is going to perform in your home.
 
However, you must take into consideration that a new piano fresh from the box will change its tonal characteristics over time because of the break-in period every new piano experiences.

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June 2021 Piano Scholarship Winner - Stephanie Thompson

June 2021 Scholarship Winner - Stephanie Thompson!

August 02, 2021

Help us help your students continue their learning.
Dear Piano teachers, we would like to provide a select amount of students, that you personally nominate, with one month free of lessons! Covid-19 has effected every household in the world in significant ways. In this tough time we want to make sure that all promising students are given an opportunity to continue lessons no matter the financial obstacles that may come their way. 

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SALES EDUCATOR AND MANAGER OF THE PIANO PLACE

SALES EDUCATOR AND MANAGER OF THE PIANO PLACE

June 05, 2021

Grant's musical interest began when he was 9 years old.

He expressed an interest in music so his parents purchased a piano

and provided music lessons. He soon learned the value of being

instructed by quality teachers. “ Bad habits can develop,” he said,

“but a good teacher can prevent that by teaching students the correct

way to play, and take their students further.” Later, after he became a

Piano Teacher, he continued to study lessons so he could stay current

and offer his own students more knowledge.

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Get out and perform!

GET OUT AND PERFORM

May 25, 2021

It may sound crazy at first, and your initial response might be "I could never do that" but the best way to enjoy playing the piano and making music is to share it with others.
 
Yes, I know most people do enjoy playing for just themselves and their own amusement. And that is great! But they would probably find it even more satisfying to play for others.
 
Now I am not saying you should book Carnegie Hall (maybe just not now, but you never know) but as simple as immediate family members for starters. Get comfortable, graduate to extended family, then on to friends and strangers at parties and other get togethers.

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Why buy a good piano?

WHY BUY A GOOD PIANO?

May 14, 2021

How “good" of a piano should I buy is a question probably asked since Bartolomeo Cristofori made his second piano.
 
It is actually a pretty easy question to answer with the standard "buy the best one you can afford" retort, but that seems a smug answer to the uniformed.
 
In most cases the "uninformed" is the non-playing spouse of a player, and the non-playing parents of a student.

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MAY 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - MARCELLO ROSSI

MAY 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - MARCELLO ROSSI

May 13, 2021

Awarded to Jordan from Warren, MI
"Jordan is an extremely gifted student who deserves recognition for his hard work and perseverance amounting to great accomplishments. We bestow this award to encourage furthering the great strides he has made."


marross220@gmail.com

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Tech Talk - Back-Check

Tech Talk - Back-Check

April 30, 2021

Now that we have addressed let off, drop, and repetition lever spring adjustment in our previous discussions, rounding out the four primary adjustments is the back-check.


The back check itself is a small wooden block covered with a small piece of felt, over which, a strip of leather is stretched. It is mounted to the back end of the key with a wire that provides easy adjustment.

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Alyssa Phelps

APRIL 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - ALYSSA PHELPS

April 28, 2021

Awarded to Ashley from Sterling Heights, MI
"I have been teaching Ashley since I started teaching. She is so passionate about music that being able to share that love with her through the years has truly made me a better teacher. Ashley has big dreams with her music and I am so proud to be able to help her and push her to her goals."

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Why Everyone Should Play Piano

Why Everyone Should Play Piano

April 27, 2021

The physical and mental benefits of playing music have long been recognized. The piano has been an unparalleled outlet for those seeking escape, creative expression, and simply fun and joy. 

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Christopher Harding Piano Student Success

Piano Student Success!

April 21, 2021

We LOVE hearing about past scholarship recipients and their success!
From our October 2020 Scholarship Winner, 
"We appreciate so much your kindness to Aleks, he was quite honored to be the recipient of your generosity. In fact, that month of lessons that you covered enabled him to make a very fine video performance that doubles as his college audition video and also his entry to certain competitions. The results were:

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