Piano

This section provides a variety of information about both acoustic pianos and digital pianos, as well as restoration, modifications, playing technique, advice on lessons, and more.


Italian footballer, Mario Balotelli, has supposedly been captured playing the Italian National Anthem (Il Canto degli Italiani) on a grand piano, while national team-mate Andrea Pirlo looks on. It’s a pretty ruse, but take a look at the video below and you’ll quickly see that it’s fake. While the guy […]

Mario Balotelli in fake piano-playing video










Alongside its new range of Celviano digital pianos, Casio has introduced the Privia Pro PX-5S professional stage piano. The Privia Pro is a new category of Casio digital piano, targeted at professional stage pianists. Not only is it a digital piano but it can also serve as an advanced MIDI […]

Casio Privia Pro PX-5S professional stage piano [NAMM13]


Casio has unveiled the latest three models in its Celviano series of digital pianos. With over three times the waveform memory available in previous models, plus Casio’s Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AIR), the AP-250, AP-450 and AP-650 digital pianos are worth taking a look at. (Compare all three models) Their […]

Casio Celviano AP-250, AP-450, AP-650 digital pianos [NAMM13]




Yamaha is showing off its expanded range of SH and SG2 Silent Pianos at this year’s NAMM. Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and jam away without disturbing others. They can also be played like any regular piano, combining the […]

Yamaha SH and SG2 Silent Pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha has unveiled the first design of Bösendorfer’s new Marquetry Series of grand pianos, including the 200-SP Hummingbird pictured here. Marquetry is the use of many pieces of different types of wood veneer to create images and has long been viewed a symbol of wealth. Many fine examples of marquetry […]

Bösendorfer Marquetry Series Grand Pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha has announced the US availability of its b Series upright pianos, touted to be the most affordable instruments in Yamaha’s acoustic piano line. The Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance and incorporates exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a more sensible price. The b1 Continental […]

Yamaha b Series Acoustic and “Silent” upright pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha has used this year’s NAMM show to unveil its Disklavier subscription service. The Disklavier Music Network is a multimedia service allowing owners of E3 and Mark IV Disklavier performance reproducing pianos to receive streamed live concerts and musical broadcasts, as well as on-demand entertainment and educational content, directly to […]

Yamaha Disklavier Network unveiled [NAMM13]


Yamaha will use this year’s NAMM show to display the Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano. The 200DE3 is the first non-Yamaha piano to feature the company’s award-winning Disklavier performance reproducing technology, which is integrated inside the new model as part of its meticulous, handcrafted manufacturing process. The Bösendorfer 200DE3 derives […]

Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano [NAMM13]




Have you ever wondered exactly what makes up good piano playing technique? What sets apart the virtuoso pianist from the mere mortal? Or why some pianists develop injuries? Researchers from the University of Southampton are hoping to answer some of those questions as they set to discover the mechanics of […]

Science of piano playing to be revealed with 3D mapping ...








Bösendorfer Klimt Artist Series grand piano
Bösendorfer has announced its Model 200 SPGK “Klimt”, the first in a new line of “Artist Series” acoustic grand pianos. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. This new model features: The Klimt model will be limited to a maximum of 25 units […]

Bösendorfer creates first “Artist Series” piano [NAMM12]



Yamaha Disklavier E3 Classic DGB1KE3Classic
Yamaha has extended its range of Disklavier E3 digital pianos with the DGB1KE3Classic. While it’s zero marks for the appalling product name, we should look beyond to the specs themselves. Yamaha has developed a new “Damper Drive System” which makes the E3 Classic more affordable. Yamaha states that, “During playback, […]

Yamaha intros Disklavier E3 Series DGB1KE3Classic [NAMM12]




Roland RP301R Digital Piano USB port
Roland has introduced the RP301 and RP301R digital pianos, both featuring its SuperNATURAL sound technology, Ivory Feel-G keyboard and a number of features designed to make piano playing more fun and rewarding. We don’t have the detailed specifications for each model, but it seems that the RP301R additionally features 60 […]

Roland intros RP301 and RP301R digital pianos [NAMM12]




Roland HP507 Digital Piano USB closeup
Hot on the heels of Roland’s LX-15 announcement come three upright digital pianos in the new HP500 series. By now you’ll be fairly familiar with Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound technology. It’s appeared in many of Roland’s newer digital pianos including all in the HP300 series (the HP302, HP305 and HP307) as […]

Roland intros HP500 Series of digital pianos [NAMM12]


Roland LX-15 digital piano USB port close up 1
Roland has introduced its LX-15 digital piano, building on the technology found in the LX-10 and LX-10F. Featuring the SuperNATURAL sound engine with Soundboard Behaviour system, it offers organic sound and expressive potential. The Acoustic Projection system delivers a natural, multi-dimensional sound, with a range of new and expanded keyboard […]

Roland intros LX-15 upright digital piano [NAMM12]






Joy to the World
Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. A popular carol in our series on […]

Joy to the World: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...



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Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions A very popular Christmas song is “Jingle Bells“. Here’s how to play a simple arrangement of it. […]

Jingle Bells: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and Keyboard


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas songs on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions A very popular Christmas song is “Let It Snow”. Here’s how to play a simple arrangement of […]

Let It Snow: Mastering Christmas Songs on the Piano and ...


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. Another popular carol in our series on […]

Ding Dong Merrily On High: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...




Josh Charles, Casio’s Privia spokesperson, has announced his new single “Life Ain’t Fair”, co-written with Milton L. Brown. Written using a Privia PX-3 digital piano Charles says, “‘Life Ain’t Fair’ is a song that speaks for what is happening to the socio-economic state of our country, and yet for as […]

Josh Charles releases “Life Ain’t Fair” using Casio Privia PX-3




Next Saturday, 8th October, 7.30pm, Merseyside composer Alexandra Dariescu will premiere her new piano work Mesmerism at the Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead. Mesmerism was commissioned from Oxton-born composer, Emily Howard, by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra (LMO), to celebrate the orchestra’s 60th anniversary year. Mark Heron, the LMO Musical […]

Mesmerism: Alexandra Dariescu to premiere work in Merseyside