Category : Pianos

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Why do pianos have 88 keys

So why exactly do pianos have 88 keys? Well before you run to the nearest piano and start counting it’s probably worth mentioning there’s no hard and fast rule saying a piano absolutely must have 88 keys, it’s just that’s the number most pianos have as standard. Part of the explanation here is one of

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Yamaha’s CLP Clavinova Digital Piano Series

The Clavinova series is a long-running line of premium digital pianos created by the Yamaha Corporation. It is similar in styling to an acoustic piano, but with many features common to various keyboards. You can experience the pure joy of playing the piano by looking no further than the Clavinova CLP series. CLP430 The Yamaha CLP430 Clavinova digital piano is a shining

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Best entry-level piano: Yamaha B3 Acoustic Upright Piano

If you’re reading this, then it’s likely you’re considering whether to begin playing the piano. But where should you begin? We have an answer; the Yamaha B3 Acoustic Upright Piano. If that’s enough to persuade you, then a quick search online will likely lead you to one for sale. Should we need to work a

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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 to teach yourself to play piano during the lockdown

The UK went into lockdown in late March, which meant people have to spend a lot of time indoors, except to shop for essentials or go out in certain circumstances. However, the lockdown can be a blessing in disguise for some people, as this is the perfect and rare opportunity to revive their forgotten hobbies and

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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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Five things to consider when buying an Acoustic Grand Piano

Buying an Acoustic Grand Piano is definitely not a process to be rushed. A grand piano is an investment and as with any investment, you’ll want to know everything you can before spending your money. Here we will be taking you through our top five things to consider before you decide to buy an Acoustic Grand Piano

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Features of Wilh Steinberg pianos

Wilh Steinberg are a renowned German piano maker with an impressive 135 years of piano making heritage. In recent years, the company has expanded its range of pianos to create high quality, competitively priced and elegantly designed instruments. Here we will be discussing some of the coveted craftsmanship and features of Wilh Steinberg pianos.  Röslau

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Five Facts about Grotrian Steinweg pianos

Read on to find out the top five facts about Grotrian Steinweg pianos. Grotrian Steinweg, known as Grotrian in the US and other parts of the world, is a German piano manufacturer of prestige pianos, based in Braunschweig, Germany. Friedrich Grotrian found the company in 1835, it is still a family-owned business, currently in the fifth and

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