Posts by Olivia Groves.

How to Make an Old Piano Look Like a New Piano

Olivia Groves

Posted: Dec 19, 2018

In this blog, we take an in-depth look at the restoration customization process to make your old, handmade piano look like the new piano you want to buy

Understanding The Wet Sand Casting Process and Why It Is the Mark of a Well-Made Piano

Olivia Groves

Posted: Dec 19, 2018

In this blog, we outline the wet sand casting process, one that many piano owners do not understand fully, and the significance of this process for the quality of your piano.

Top 12 Things You Should Know about Restoring your Piano

Olivia Groves

Posted: Sep 13, 2018

We've put together a list of top 12 things we recommend every antique or heirloom piano owner consider before investing in restoration!

How Old Is My Steinway? (Hint: These Serial Numbers Can Tell You)

Olivia Groves

Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Knowing the age of your Steinway & Sons piano is key to determining its value and the return on investment you will see from a restoration project. We help you locate the serial number to find out the age of your Steinway in our helpful visual guide and directory!

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.