An Intro To Recording The Grand Piano

The Grand Piano is amongst the hardest instruments to record. Full of dynamics and ambience, it is also one of the most versatile instruments. Used on a wide array of musical genres, there is truly an endless library of piano sounds. Getting the perfect sound for the project is no easy task. This requires skill, high […]

Kawai KDP90 – An Amazing Digital Piano!


If you look at the article I wrote “Digital or Acoustic Piano – What Should I Get My Child?” you will understand that digital pianos in today’s market are amazing and use incredible technology to “sound” and “feel” like an acoustic piano. This means that students can now start on a digital piano which is […]

Digital or Acoustic Piano – What Should I Get My Child?

Digital Pianos In Classrooms

It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in front of my old Heintzman upright piano, playing one of my first pieces from the Leila Fletcher beginner’s piano book. That old piano seemed as a big as a house to me, and I remember having to really push the keys hard to make it […]

Fighting Decades-old Stigma, Some Chinese Pianos Impress On World Stage

The piano industry always seems to be dealing with its own taboos, in every era.  in the 1980’s and 1990’s, composite parts was one of the loudest debates; currently, the debate over China has largely taken its place.  However, just as with composites, it will very likely be customers who lead the industry on this […]

Acoustic vs. Digital – Which is the best option for YOU?

Most professionals still consider higher levels of playing, and certainly performance, to be the exclusive domain of acoustic pianos.  However, with the advent of faster processors and more authentic-feeling key actions, digital pianos have become a viable alternative to acoustic pianos for many people just starting out on their piano adventure.  As a major retailer […]

Do I really need a 48" Upright?

Background The world’s best-selling piano of all time, to date, is the U1 – Yamaha’s juggernaut from the 1970’s and 1980’s – which is still produced today, but in limited numbers.  If you are not familiar with it, the U1 is basically the Toyota Corolla of the piano business, selling millions of units, with a […]