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Best Piano for a Beginner
Published on: June 24, 2020

What is the best piano for a beginner? M.Steinert & Sons asked senior piano consultant, Vivian Handis, to weigh in on the question, “What is the best piano for a beginner?” Vivian Handis joined the M.Steinert & Sons family in July of 2002, with decades of experience as a piano

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M. Steinert & Sons Opens in West Newton
Published on: June 01, 2020

“WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING PIANO SOLUTIONS FOR GENERATIONS OF LEADERS AT A HOST OF SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND CONSERVATORIES. IT IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO MEET A NEW ADMINISTRATOR, MUSIC CHAIR OR FACULTY MEMBER AND ASSURE THEM THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THAT LEGACY.
– Brendan Murphy,
Vice President

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TOP 9 PIANO-BUYER QUESTIONS 2021
Published on: May 21, 2020

TOP 9 PIANO-BUYER QUESTIONS 2021 After 160 years in the piano business in greater Boston – we’ve heard just about every piano question imaginable!  From “can I trade my car for your piano” to the recurrent “what are your hours today?”  Here’s a look at our top 9 frequently asked

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What does a piano cost?
Published on: May 12, 2020

What Does a Piano Cost? by Brendan Murphy, President M. Steinert & Sons So, your child seems musical.  All those studies you’ve read about music and brain development are starting to resonate.  The piano lessons seem to be sticking.  Practicing is one of the only times of day you see

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Free Remote Piano Lessons Offer (expired)
Published on: May 01, 2020

Get a Piano …AND… Free Lessons Learn on the best, with the best! All of our new pianos qualify.   Buy a new grand through end of June and receive ONE YEAR free piano lessons  at Steinert Piano Academy Buy a new upright piano through end of June and receive

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Why I Play – by Helen Meng
Published on: April 10, 2020

Why I Play the Piano by Helen Meng,  Piano Consultant at M. Steinert & Sons.   Helen has prepared versions in both English and Chinese Time flies. This is my second year at M. Steinert & Sons. I consider myself really lucky, being able to work with the most respectful, admired

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Top 3 Reasons to Buy A Piano Now (Spring 2020)
Published on: April 10, 2020

Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Piano Now 1) Unprecedented Value and Savings. Options that will only be offered during this shutdown.  Savings on all pianos. 2) Lessons included – for you – or anyone you choose. ANY PIANO OVER $7500 receives 6 FREE 30 minute ONLINE/virtual LESSONS with the

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Do I need a piano humidity control system?
Published on: April 09, 2020

Do I need a piano humidity control system? Steinway Technician Jonathan Kotulski takes a look at the Dampp Chaser Humidity Control System in this informative post. Humidity Control in Pianos  – or – “What do you think of Dampp-Chasers?” Anyone inside the piano business whether in sales, education, or technical

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New vs Used Steinway
Published on: April 07, 2020

Choosing Between A New and Used Steinway Piano by Chuck Johnson You’re considering buying a Steinway piano, but have heard differing opinions on the benefits of buying new and used. Here at M. Steinert & Sons, we sell tons of Steinway pianos and are asked about this all the time.

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Why I Play – by Vivian Handis
Published on: April 03, 2020

Why I Play the Piano by Vivian Handis,  Piano Consultant at M. Steinert & Sons.   Many years ago, I realized that I only feel truly whole when I am in sync with myself as a pianist. It is the shimmering thread in the tapestry of my identity. Wherein lies the

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Acoustic Pianos De-Mystified
Published on: April 01, 2020

Why do some pianos last longer and sound different than others? In the search for universal truths regarding acoustic pianos – the list usually comes up short.  We’ve developed a simple concept called the “two triangles” that attempts to explain differences between ALL pianos. Lofty goal? Yes.   Impossible? You be

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Grand vs Upright Piano Actions
Published on: April 01, 2020

 The Grand vs. Upright piano action – deep dive A piano’s action is an orchestra of parts working in concert to give the pianist control of the music. Many things must take place between playing a key and hearing a sound from the piano.  M. Steinert & Sons Patrick Elisha

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