You may have noticed that we have finally added a new a new section to our web site, where we will list all the pianos that are available to purchase. These are pre-loved instruments that we restore to as-new condition, ready for another generation to enjoy.
Please browse what we have all ready to go at Pianos for Sale, and watch out for the pianos that are being worked on next.
If you have recently purchased a new Kawai piano, please go to https://kawai.com.au/owners/register/ to register your purchase.
Sally Phillips gives three case studies illustrating the need for all pianos to be given careful regulation and voicing: https://www.pianobuyer.com/article/regulation-voicing/
Many pianists believe a piano’s action or tone can’t be changed, or that the performance quality of a piano or action is determined solely by its brand.Sally Phillips
Without this preparation, even the finest instrument is reduced to little more than a collection of parts, almost certain to disappoint. As a purchaser of a performance-quality piano, you have a much better chance of finding a suitable instrument if you have a basic understanding of these subjects.
Through April 2018, the Museum of Making Music presents Unseen Artists: Sights & Insights from the Piano Technicians Guild.
More than just a Tuner — What Does a Piano Technician Do?
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In this exhibit—presented in partnership with the Piano Technicians Guild—you’ll find out that they are much more than just a piano tuner.
The Antique Piano Shop Online Museum will give you a sense of the piano’s place in society during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Database of Early Pianos: 1700 – 1860
Clinkscale Online is a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.
After all these years of playing, tuning, and studying the history of keyboard instruments, i have only just discovered the existence of yet another variation along the road of development to the piano as we know it today: the so-called “Tangent Piano”. Continue reading The Tangent Piano
Should I Buy a Piano “Out of the Crate”?
Good dealer prep results in an instrument that performs at or near its musical potential. Why pay for a fine instrument and settle for anything less?
The Early Music Show
The Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3 is an exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition both in Britain and abroad.