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 […]

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 […]

Roland FP-60 vs FP-90 Digital Piano Comparison, Review & Demo – Piano Partner 2, Bluetooth Connectivity

Roland FP-90 Digital Piano

 Introduction Roland’s FP series has always been a trend-setting series of pianos. For portable, all-in-one units, the FP’s have consistently delivered the best actions, durable constructions, and reliable sound production for an affordable price tag. The FP series are used world-wide as both professional stage pianos and home use instruments. The FP-60 and FP-90 […]

Kawai CA78 vs Roland DP603 Digital Piano Comparison by Merriam Pianos

Kawai CA78 vs Roland DP603

 Introduction Digital pianos continue to march forward in their quest to become more authentic, more durable, and more apt replacements for entry-level acoustic instruments. In 2019, it’s hard to think of two pianos that embody the technology and performance that are available to mid-range shoppers than Kawai’s CA-78, and Roland’s DP-603. Stu Harrison of […]

Kawai GL-20 Grand Piano Review & Demo | Kawai GL Series

Kawai-GL20

 Introduction The Kawai GL Grand Piano series has emerged as one of the most prominent and high-value grand piano lines in the entire industry. They range in price from $15,000 – 30,000, sitting just under Kawai’s GX Grand Piano line, and straddling Yamaha’s CG and CX lines in terms of pricing. The GL20 is […]

15 Easy Pop Songs to Play on Piano

Easy Pop Songs Piano

Do you ever hear a pop song on the radio and wish you could play it too? Those songs seem so complicated. You might think it would take years of practice to be able to play your favorite tunes. But that’s not true! There are pared-down versions of those songs that even beginners can learn. […]

Will Recording Your Piano Practice Sessions Help? We Have The Answer

angle view of a piano

Your ears aren’t perfect When playing under pressure and listen to yourself as you do so, your ears most often do not give you a correct idea of what you’re playing really sounds like. When you listen to it on tape you realize that not all of it is as good as it sounded. You […]