Roland F140R Digital Piano Review and Demo | Piano Apps, Bluetooth, Smartphone Connectivity

Roland F140R

 Introduction The Roland F140R is a home digital piano with a wide range of features, sounds, and top-notch key action. It’s a true musical instrument that’s well suited to both beginners as well as intermediate hobbyists, and sure to wind up on thousands of musicians’ wishlists this year. It’s also an extremely affordable instrument […]

Kawai ES8 Digital Piano Review & Demo – RHIII Action, Harmonic Imaging, USB Audio

Kawai ES8

Introduction The ES8 from Kawai, first introduced in 2016 and re-released in late 2019 with some minor engineering improvements, is one of the most well-liked digital pianos on the market today. It’s popularity stems from the RHIII action with triple sensor and let-off simulation, the unique and highly efficient onboard speaker systems, its extremely attractive […]

Kawai GX2 Grand Piano Review & Demo – Millennium III Action with ABS-Carbon, Classic Salon Grand

Kawai GX2

 Introduction The Kawai GX2 grand piano is a piano that creatively blends traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation and technology. Whether it’s straightforward improvements to the lid props and soft fall systems, to the more complex improvements in touch control with the carbon fiber Millennium III action, Hard Finish coatings on the music rack, or […]

Kawai CN39 Digital Piano Review and Demo | Virtual Technician, Bluetooth®

Kawai CN39

 Introduction Kawai’s CN39 is the latest advancement in home digital piano technology, and represents the highest-level model with plastic key action. It’s equipped with a 4-speaker amplification system, GM2 soundbanks plus the Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine including the SK-EX Concert Grand Sample (the same type of piano found in concert halls, now comfortably […]

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano Review & Demo

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano Overhead Shot

Introduction The RD-2000 is the latest in the RD series from Roland – probably the world’s best-known stage pianos of the last 10 years along with Nord’s lineup, and a bench-mark for master controllers across the industry. It offers up a dual sound engine, giving full polyphony to it’s piano sounds; it has the Supernatural […]

How to Play If You’re Happy and You Know It on the Piano | Free Sheet Music

If Youre Happy and You Know It Piano Tutorial

 Welcome to another easy piano tutorial from Merriam’s Online Academy. Today we’re going to be teaching you how to play If You’re Happy and You Know It on the piano with your Right Hand only, in F Major. It’s helpful if you’ve already covered flats, as well as quarter and eighth notes and rests. […]

W. Hoffmann P188 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Hoffmann p188

 Introduction The W. Hoffmann Professional series grand pianos are built in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe (a wholly-owned subsidiary of C. Bechstein Germany), based on many of the same designs and parts that are used in the Bechstein Academy series as well as the Tradition Series. They are built to satisfy professional […]

Casio Privia PX-160 Demo & Review – AiR Sound Source & Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

Casio PX-160

 Introduction Welcome to a video review and article on Casio’s Privia PX-160 digital piano, presented by Stu Harrison for Merriam Pianos. We’ll be discussing this high-value, entry-level piano that’s receiving use as a stage piano for professional musicians, as well as home-based starter instruments all around the world. It uses Casio’s Award-winning Tone Generator […]

Roland FP-90 Digital Piano Review & Demo – SuperNATURAL Piano, PHA-50 Action, Bluetooth® MIDI

Roland FP-90 Digital Piano

 Introduction The Roland FP-90 is a premium portable piano that combines elements of a stage piano with performance enhancements like rhythm accompaniments, live mic effects, 3-band equalizer, high-quality onboard speakers, and available 3 pedal unit. It has emerged as a flagship piano for Roland and bench-setter in the category, competing head to head with […]

W. Hoffmann V158 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Hoffmann v158

 Introduction The W. Hoffmann line of pianos from C. Bechstein are made in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe. They are quality instruments made by piano makers that draw on the longstanding experience of the Czech people in virtually all areas of precision manufacturing and musical instrument construction. The Vision Series is the […]