Tag Archives: Pianos

Changes at Steinway

I don’t know the stats, but according to their own ads, at least, Steinway pianos are overwhelmingly the first choice of most pianists as a concert instrument. The touch and sound are perfect. Steinway has a reputation for a reason. … Continue reading

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Those funky looking pianos

My long-time friend and now piano teacher Tim Spicer came across some wild-looking pianos. Here, in a guest post, are some of his favourites and his thoughts on the whole thing: So the world is often changing. It is inevitable, … Continue reading

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Now what?

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The Piano Tuner

Richard is the fascinating story of travelling piano tuner who chooses to live outdoors. Shot in London, the film takes an alternative look at someone who treats the entire city as a home.   This film is part of the … Continue reading

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Living pianos

The piano: a complex set of mechanics that results in the creation and re-creation of the widest range of sounds – exquisite, exciting, dynamic, dreamy – an all-purpose instrument, complete, lending itself to every genre – solo, or as part … Continue reading

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A spooky sound

Just in time for Hallowe’en-ish music – or any other music that could be conceived of as spooky – here’s a tip from Elissa Milne’s P Plate Piano beginner books via David McKay. Depress the bottom few keys without sounding … Continue reading

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This is how hope feels

This is a big deal. The personal piano of Vladimir Horowitz is touring North America and is in Calgary for 2 weeks. There was a recital tonight – students of APTA teachers were given the opportunity to play on this … Continue reading

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Posture at the Piano

Sometimes it doesn’t seem worth the fight. I go to lengths at the lesson to ensure students are sitting at the correct height – arms parallel to the floor – feet resting on something. Correct posture makes everything easier and … Continue reading

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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank

Thad Carhart, an American writer living in Paris, has written this wonderful memoir about his pursuit of music as an amateur pianist, his discovery of a piano shop, and his friendship with the owner. Carhart loves the piano as an … Continue reading

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