Upright Pianos – Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Upright Pianos

Upright Pianos

In today’s we are talking about Upright Pianos – literally everything you need to know about Upright Piano. If you’re in the market for an upright piano, this is the article for you. We’re not going to tell you what piano to buy or how much money to spend, but we are going to cover […]

Upright vs Grand Pianos | Which is Better for You? | Common Misconceptions & Myths

Upright vs Grand Pianos

As one of North America’s largest piano retailers, we’re blessed to get to interact with piano shoppers looking for upright, grand and digital pianos face-to-face, every single day. As a result, we’ve been able to observe many of the common misconceptions a lot of people have with regard to upright vs grand pianos – specifically, […]

Kawai K-800 Upright Piano Review & Demo – Kawai K Series

Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano

Introduction The Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano is one of the few “true” upright grands to come out of Asia.  Built in Japan entirely by Kawai, the K800 has full sostenuto, premium hand-selected spruce soundboards, premium double-felted mahogany hammers, oversized music desk, and grand-like key sticks for a super high level of accuracy and speed. […]

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 entry […]

The Kawai GL-40 5’11” Grand Piano Is Poised To Become The #1 Institutional Grand Piano


Hi, this is Stu Harrison, we’re here at Merriam Pianos in Oakville, Ontario just outside of Toronto and we’re going to be looking at the GL-40 Grand Piano from Kawai. The GL-40 is Kawai’s recent upgrade or update to their rather famous RX-2 that was a dominant player in the institutional grand piano market from […]

Why We Love The Piano (And You Might, Too!)

piano hammers

Those who professionally learn piano know that it is not any easy instrument to master nor to comprehend. With 88 keys and the maximum range of pitches, playing the piano is a miracle of hand-eye coordination, tune sense, and memory. However, this imposing instrument also has several quirky facts associated with it. Read on, and […]

A Guide to Long Term Piano Care

Now that you’re reading this post, chances are that you’ve recently bought a new piano, or are looking to buy one. Either way, there’s a long lifetime for you and your piano to love each other. Of course, the responsibility of taking all possible care of your piano rests with you since this incredible musical […]

Need a Piano Moved? You Might Want to Leave that to the Professionals

Pianos – they’re grand, they’re astonishingly beautiful, and they’re a mark of classiness and sophistication. But when you need to move your piano to your new address, you realize that pianos are delicate, sensitive to jerky movements, too neat and well-kept to be risked with a scratch or a crack, and just too costly to […]

10 Redesigned Pianos – Creativity in Sight and Sound

Piano give off a sense of stability, certainty and reliability. The most unpredictable aspect of this sometimes-imposing instrument is the wonderful sound it produces. But creativity can’t be contained, and creative minds are always finding new ways to surprise us. We look at a few pianos who’s appearances – not the sound the produce – […]

Types of Pianos: Understanding the Various Piano Types

Kinds of Pianos

There are many different types of pianos, each with its own unique characteristics and uses. Understanding the various piano types is essential for anyone interested in learning or playing the instrument. In this article, we will explore the different types of pianos, including grand pianos, upright pianos, digital pianos, baby grand pianos, console pianos, spinet […]