Kawai CA78 Digital Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

CA78 Polished Ebony

 Introduction Stu Harrison of Merriam Pianos examines Kawai’s award-winning CA78 Digital Piano, a relatively new entrant to the home digital market, and one aiming for the higher-end of the buying public. Aside from its impressive technical specs and inspired collaboration with a hi-fi stereo company, the CA78 is also an exquisite piano to just […]

Steinway B: Review of the Steinway Model B Classic Grand Piano by Merriam Music

 Introduction The Steinway Model B grand piano, sometimes referred to as “the perfect piano” is Steinway & Son’s 7′ class grand piano that has influenced piano design for more than a century, and been a musical favorite of concert pianists for nearly as long. It is considered one of the top 10 7′ grand […]

Roland FP-30 Digital Piano Demo & Review | Merriam Pianos

Roland FP 30 Digital Piano - Black

 Introduction The anticipated Roland FP-30 portable 88-note digital piano is finally being reviewed by Merriam Pianos own Stu Harrison. The FP-30 digital piano is the perfect piano for players who don’t have the space or budget for a full-sized instrument. The FP-30 is ideal for boasts a huge number of modern features normally found […]

Roland FP-10 Digital Piano Demo & Review – The best digital piano for under $750 on the market?

Roland FP-10

Introduction The Roland FP-10 Digital Piano is the latest model in Roland’s FP series of digitals. The FP-10 is an affordable light weight entry-level portable digital piano featuring many of Roland’s famous piano features normally found on high-end models. The Roland FP10 is a digital piano that delivers the PHA-4 keyboard hammer action, a nice […]

Kawai K-500 Upright Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Kawai K500

 Introduction The Kawai K500 Upright Piano is a professional 51″ acoustic piano that is a part of the K-series of Upright Pianos, and one of the most popular models of new pianos from Kawai generally – eclipsed in sales only by the Kawai K300. Although there are several similarities between the two, the K500 […]

The Fascinating History of the Modern Grand Piano

The Fascinating History of the Modern Grand Piano

The grand piano has gone through many different stages before becoming the instrument we know and love today. How much do you know about the fascinating history of the piano? There are entire books worth of things you can learn about its history, but we’ve put together this essential guide to give you an overview […]

What is the Difference Between the Keyboard and Piano?

Difference Between Keyboard and Piano

Getting started in piano and getting shell-shocked at the price-tag on a baby grand? It makes sense. At upwards of $50,000, it’s not an inexpensive instrument. You may even start questioning if you need an actual piano at all. After all, electronic keyboards are much more cost-effective, and they seem to offer the same basic […]

The Unbelievable Songwriting Traps You Should Be Wary Of

a songwriter's book and cup of coffee

Songwriting can have its ups and downs. It can have its traps too. Unbelievable? At face value, these traps would seem to boost your songwriting skills. However, that’s exactly why they are traps. Your ability to identify and avoid them will help you become a stunning songwriter and keep you on top of things. Keep […]

The Dilemma Of Music Lessons And How To Overcome It

piano lesson going on

Music is such a beautiful gift to humanity. We use it to describe our journeys, our joys, laughter, tears and deep grief. It is amazing that this medium of communication can so effectively work for so many people across the world, in different cultures and locations. Music really is central to life. However, there is […]

How To Increase Your Piano Learning Speed Without Indulging In Black Magic

a dusty abandoned piano

Learning a new piece on the piano can be frustrating, especially if you’re an amateur still struggling with the scales and chords of the instrument. Starting from the basics, memorizing the piece, recognizing the notes and consistent practice sessions are some of the traditional methods of learning how to play the piano. And though these […]