In Tune

Home-grown articles from the depths of pianoland.
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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.

Gustav Mahler Silhouettes by Dr. Otto Böhler, c. 1900.

The following compositions have been recognized, in one way or another, as being some of the most extreme examples of classical music.

'Young Girls at the Piano.',painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1892, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

It is said that to have a mastery of anything, one must put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. Whether you have a natural talent or dogged determination, the playing field is even if you...

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