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A piano is one of the most expensive purchases a household will ever make, and buying a piano can be difficult, confusing, and time consuming.

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FEAURE ARTICLES IN THE FALL 2016 ISSUE

Review: Three Kingsburg Piano Models

by Willie Chen

At a time when the price of a new, quality grand piano is often beyond the means of the typical family, a primary focus for me in my work as a piano teacher is to find pianos that are suitable for students looking to upgrade from entry-level uprights, used pianos, or digital keyboards to higher-quality instruments . . .   MORE

Should I Have My Piano Rebuilt?

by Sally Phillips

It turns out that, except for premium-quality instruments, most pianos are not worth a private owner’s investment in their rebuilding. Putting thousands of dollars into a low-quality instrument won’t increase its value by much, and there’s no guarantee that any of the cost of rebuilding can be recouped in resale . . .   MORE

German Piano Makers Face the Music of Globalization

by Derek Scally

Each spring, Frankfurt, Germany, hosts Musikmesse, one of the world’s largest gatherings for the international music industry. European piano makers convene there every other year. Our correspondent attended the 2016 gathering, at a time of great change for the German piano industry . . .   MORE

Review: Magic Lid Slow-Close Lid for Grand Pianos

by Owen Lovell

Magic Lid is a pneumatic device that aids in lifting and slowly closing a grand-piano lid—and promises to make this precarious, heavy part of the piano both safer and easier to use for people of all ages, heights, and degrees of physical strength. My own story illustrates its usefulness . . .   MORE

Review: Yamaha Clavinova Ensemble CVP-700 Series

by Stephen Fortner

If you need one instrument that provides both the pianistic excellence that will please traditionally-inclined performers, students, educators, and parents, as well as enough electronic coaching and downright fun-factor to  keep beginners and casual players interested, the Clavinova Ensemble CVP-700 family simply has no peer . . .   MORE

PIANO-BUYING STORIES

SKULDUGGERY IN PIANO LAND
by Laura Williams

About 18 months ago I chose Cunningham Piano Company in Philadelphia to restore my Mom’s Steinway L grand. In the course of the restoration, we learned of the piano’s shady past that you might find interesting..   MORE ...

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