Category : Markson Pianos

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Health benefits from playing the piano

For many years, the mental, physical, and emotional health benefits of playing the piano have been widely recognised. There are numerous studies linking the playing and learning of music to a healthy body, mind, and overall wellbeing.  Playing the piano is not only fun and entertaining, it is also a great skill to hone and

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The History of the Piano

Origins of the piano The piano has a rich and storied history dating back centuries, but this history is founded on developments that go back millennia to instruments constructed in the time of the Roman Empire. The earliest origins of the piano lie in the monochord family of instruments, which can range greatly in complexity

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Introducing the Yamaha B Series Pianos

Developed in Japan and manufactured in Indonesia, Yamaha’s B Series pianos are some of their most affordable entry level acoustic uprights. Within the series there are three models, the B1, B2 and B3 each containing subtle differences that render each model slightly more superior than the last. This series allowed for reduced production costs to

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Which is better: Yamaha U1 or U3?

Yamaha pianos have remained one of the most consistent choices amongst pianists over the years for their superior quality, impeccable music range and sleek aesthetic appeal. Both amateurs and professionals can find a Yamaha piano to suit their needs, particularly when it comes to their upright acoustic range. At Markson Pianos we are proud to

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How humidity and temperature conditions affect your piano

The weather can impact the performance of your piano more than you might have anticipated. Both wood and felt can be highly sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. Consider that an acoustic piano is comprised of up to 80 per cent wood, and it’s easy to see how the instrument’s condition can deteriorate.

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We Are Reopening Soon!

Markon Pianos is pleased to announce the reopening of our piano showroom in Camden, central London from Monday, 15 June. This will be on an appointment basis to keep us all safe. To book an appointment, please email info@marksonpianos.com or call us on 0207 935 8682 (from Friday 12th June). Secure parking is available for

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Why choose a piano rental with purchase option

Purchasing a piano whether it is new or restored is always a big investment and as with any large purchase, you will want to make sure you’ve made the right decision. If you can no longer find the time to play or decide that you prefer another piano, the wrong piano could cost you dearly.

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Markson Pianos Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Update: Friday, March 27 There is no doubt we’re living through troubled times, and we’re all trying to keep up-to-speed with a fast-moving and extremely challenging set of circumstances relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19.) Sadly, the troubled times have moved forwards, and we have had to make some fairly serious adjustments. Our showroom will no longer

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