Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K15 Upright Pianos Comparison & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K-15

 Introduction There are few upright pianos available from any manufacturer for less than $5,000 that would be considered anything but an entry-level instrument; however, the Kawai K15 and Yamaha B1 are two that defy that stereotype. They’re well-made with the same level of craftsmanship we all expect from both companies, use quality components and […]

C. Bechstein Classic 124 Upright Piano (R124) – Demo & Review by Merriam Pianos

Bechstein 124

 Introduction The C. Bechstein Classic 124 upright piano is being reviewed by Merriam’s own Stu Harrison. This piano is an absolute favorite upright in the Oakville showroom right now. We are going to be covering what makes this piano such an exquisite musical instrument and why so many have an excellent overall impression of […]

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 […]

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 Three Types Of Pianos Explained

Kinds of Pianos

Pianos can be broken down into three types of categories. Grand pianos, Upright pianos, and digital pianos. Each of these pianos have their own unique features that are designed for specific pianist’s needs and environments. Upright or Vertical Pianos Upright or vertical pianos are named after the position of the piano’s strings and soundboard. They stand […]

Upright or Grand: What Type of Piano Is Right For You?

Grand Piano Vs Upright Piano

Time to tackle one of the most common questions in the piano world. Upright, or grand? Some of the biggest differences between uprights and grands are hidden beneath the piano lid. We are going to focus on the differences in feel (Action + Key length), overall sound, and of course, a price point comparison. Action Grand […]

10 Tips for Buying an Acoustic Piano

Upright Piano Livingroom

1. Sample as many pianos as you can There are many brands, shapes, sizes, styles that all take a while to get to know and understand. Now is the time to branch out from the piano company that you grew up playing on to try something new! Every piano has it’s own very unique features […]

Whats New With The Kawai K300 – Review and Video

Kawai K300

Lets take a look at the Kawai K300 upright piano, and most importantly what they’ve done to update the Kawai K300 from the Kawai K-3. A good amount of people who are looking at Kawai Upright pianos these days are very familiar with the K-3 (Kawai’s previous 48 inch piano) and the number one question […]

Kawai K15 Review: Why Has Kawai’s K-15 Been Recieving So Much Attention

Today we’ll be discussing an instrument that has a very personal past to me, the Kawai K15 Continental Console. I grew up with many instruments in my home, but when I graduated from University, the Kawai K15 Continental was actually the very first instrument that ever graced my own home, bought with my own money. I had it […]

Of all Kawai Pianos, Why the K400 got so much attention at NAMM 2015

Kawai Canada K400

Kawai K400 Piano Review The Kawai piano brand is in the midst of a significant swell of global popularity, driven almost exclusively by product innovation and viral customer-driven web visibility – and a conspicuous absence of marketing by Kawai Canada and Kawai US. One of the major sources for this enthusiasm has been Kawai’s K-series upright […]