Handmade vs. Mass-Produced Pianos: What's The Difference?

Olivia Groves

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

We unpack several reasons why handmade and mass-produced pianos differ so much, and what piano owners should be considering when thinking about restoration for their pianos.

Selecting the Right Player System for Your Piano

Olivia Groves

Posted: May 1, 2018 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

Having a player system installed in your piano can drastically increase how often your piano is played and how much you enjoy having it in your home. We break down some of the features and considerations for selecting the right player system for you!

Piano Restoration Projects (with Before & After Photos!)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Apr 2, 2018 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

We have over a century of family history and expertise in the piano restoration business. We have seen it all and have had the privilege of restoring some of the rarest antique pianos in the worl. Check out some of our favorite before and after photos plus some additional completed restoration project pictures. 

15 Benefits of Learning Piano (Backed By Science!)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Feb 21, 2018

As a musician that started learning to read and play music at four years old, I can attest to the advantages of playing an instrument from a young age. But no matter your age or how musical you claim to be, learning a musical instrument, especially piano, is something everyone can benefit from doing. We outline 15 benefits of playing piano supported by research and studies.

How To Buy A Piano Online (Happily and Hassle Free)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Dec 1, 2017

Buying a piano online is becoming more and more common. We walk through some of the things every piano company should do to make buying a piano online a successful and safe transaction. Read more!

The Best Acoustic Pianos for Small Spaces (By Price & Size)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

Many of our customers are looking for the perfect piano for a small apartment or studio space. We've compiled a list of some of our top acoustic piano picks for small spaces, plus we've included details about each piano and broken it down by price range. 

How to Find the Serial Number On Any Piano (with Pictures)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Oct 7, 2017 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

To help you begin the process of determining the value of your piano, we share our visual diagrams for finding the serial number on your upright or grand piano.

How to Decorate Around Your Piano

Olivia Groves

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 | Updated: Sep 4, 2018

We had fun compiling picture examples of how we recommend decorating around your piano in your home. There are several key do's and don'ts. Read more!

The Evolution Of The Modern Piano (Facts, Photos and Timeline)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Aug 30, 2017

In our extensive online guide to the invention and evolution of today's modern piano, we take a chronological survey of the instrument's creators, predecessors, features and functions dating back to nearly 3,000 B.C. 

The 10 Best Metronome Apps For iOS and Android

Olivia Groves

Posted: Jul 6, 2017

The metronome is an age-old tool for musicians to perfect their timing and rhythm when learning a new piece of music. As a violinist myself, I'm always looking for new apps to help during practice. Adapting to today's technology, many metronome apps are available with added features and functionalities. I've listed some of the best metronome apps. Check them out!