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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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Grand vs Upright Pianos
Published on: April 01, 2020

Grands vs Upright Pianos The physical design (Grand vs Upright) has a profound result on the expressive nuances experienced by the pianist while interacting with each respective mechanism. However, if we keep it simple, the fundamental differences can be described as primarily a difference in feel and a difference in

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Why I play – by Patrick Elisha
Published on: March 30, 2020

Why I Play the Piano by Patrick Elisha, Education Team Consultant at M. Steinert & Sons.   Among the many journeys that we embark on as an ever evolving and discovering civilization, there exists one constant, one unifying and unmistakably universal language connecting everyone, everywhere. Playing the piano is my vehicle

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Why I play – by Jonathan Yourtee
Published on: March 30, 2020

Why I Play the Piano by Jonathan Yourtee, Piano Consultant at M. Steinert & Sons.   When I was four years old, growing up in Windham, NH, I wanted to play the violin! Sadly, after looking for a teacher, my parents could not find one that suited them. So, they suggested

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Piano Keys
Published on: March 30, 2020

  During this pandemic crisis, to protect our health and prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, it is important to routinely disinfect high-touch areas of our home, in addition to surfaces we encounter outside our home. There has been plenty of research that shows how long the virus can

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Why I Play – by Phil Schoonmaker
Published on: March 24, 2020

Why I Play the Piano by Phil Schoonmaker, Piano Consultant at M. Steinert & Sons.   Why I play the piano is mystery, miracle, memory, and motivation. My mother had a beautiful soprano voice and often sang solos for church services and other occasions. She also sang popular songs and played

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A Letter to Teachers and Friends
Published on: March 20, 2020

Dear Teachers and Friends, We hope you are all staying healthy and finding your way in navigating the “new normal”. Piano teachers play a vital role in our students’ and families’ lives. You are a stabilizing factor, and now share a very special opportunity to soothe the anxiety in many

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Clean and Clear Keys.
Published on: March 16, 2020

Here’s some helpful tips and a flyer regarding cleaning of piano keys: Clean and Clear Keys (download as pdf)

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