In Tune

Home-grown articles from the depths of pianoland.
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Extreme close-up of the restored front grill chrome logo for the 1942 Ford pickup truck.

Like our lovingly restored pre-owned Steinway pianos, we put the same care into bringing back a 1942 Ford pickup truck to its full melodious glory.

Banknote 100 Deutsche Mark with famed German pianist Clara Schumann.

From a modern perspective, it is easy to typecast German pianist, composer and teacher, Clara Josephine Schumann, nee Wieck (1819 - 1896), as the protofeminist archetype for a contemporary woman.

Sun-kissed Yamaha baby grand piano.

Parting with any of your possessions can be difficult, as nostalgia seems to creep into every box, memento or broken chair. That piano, on which you first learned Für Elise...

The front customer entrance for Houston Piano Company showcasing grand pianos.

Go to a music store, tickle the keys, buy a piano. Or read an ad, go to someone’s home, tickle the keys, buy a piano. Then...

A nighttime shot of the front of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

The European piano-building tradition goes back hundreds of years, with more historical territory and context than any other region can claim.

Young girl having a piano lesson on a digital piano.

Finding the appropriate teacher for yourself or your child is as important an enterprise as selecting the right doctor or dentist. One size fits all does not apply here.

Painting by Lyubov Popova in 1914.

Vladimir Horowitz, quoted in David Dubal's book Evenings with Horowitz, perfectly illustrates why there are legions of piano students, but so few piano virtuosi.

Photograph of two hands playing the piano.

No instrument possesses the wide-ranging stylistic potential inherent to the piano. Many instruments can be comfortably played in a multitude of styles, but only piano can be consistently found in nearly every musical genre.

Photograph of P. Tschaikowsky' "Morceaux Celebres" sheet music.

It is difficult to quantify why music is so invaluable. To do so almost feels counter-intuitive. The very nature of the subject lives beyond words...

Painting of Renata Borgatti at the piano by Romaine Brooks in 1920.

During its 300 year history, the piano has proven to be the medium of choice for composers and virtuosi alike, providing a platform from which the greatest musical minds could show their genius.

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