Tag Archives: pianos

Great Masters at the Keyboard: Beethoven

This article is reprinted from our publication “The Piano Times,” in honor of Beethoven, who died on March 26, 1827. Are musical audiences more exacting today than they used to be?  In some respects, it would seem that the answer … Continue reading

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Kawai Spring Instant Rebate

Each spring, Kawai offers instant rebates of up to $1,000, on selected models of new acoustic or digital pianos, so now is a good time to buy a Kawai. This rebate program runs through March 31st. Come in now and … Continue reading

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NAMM Show 2013 Reflections

Held January 24-27 this year, the annual NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) is a huge (90,000+) gathering of music retail and manufacturing representatives at the Anaheim Convention Center. These four days are a whirlwind and cacophonous mix of … Continue reading

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Yamaha P105 Digital Piano In Stock

Yamaha is known the world over for quality and reliability.  We just received a new Yamaha digital piano model – the P105.  Yamaha’s popular “P” Series digital pianos feature the “dynamic, high-quality sound and natural piano touch response” expected from … Continue reading

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Pearl River IPO Raises $100 Million

The Pearl River company, which makes Pearl River and Ritmüller pianos, announced the news that they have become a publicly traded company.  Here’s the press release: PEARL RIVER PIANO GROUP Co., Ltd., China’s largest manufacturer of acoustic pianos, has completed … Continue reading

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Yamaha New Portable Digital Piano Model Available at The Piano Outlet

Yamaha is known the world over for quality and reliability.  With their well-deserved reputation, it’s no wonder that Yamaha is the world’s largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and one in four musical instruments built has the … Continue reading

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Free Seminar on Introduction to Music Fundamentals, Reading, and Standard Notation

Musician Lucas Denzer will be conducting a FREE seminar at the Piano Outlet in Nipomo, 485 N. Frontage Road (off the 101 at the Tefft St. exit), this Thursday, April 5th, 2012, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., on “Introduction to … Continue reading

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Creativity, Music, and Pianos

NPR’s “Fresh Aire” program recently had an interview with Jonah Lehrer, a science writer whose new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, looks at where creativity and innovative thoughts come from and what some companies are doing to create an environment … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Brain

A recent study, reviewed by online service Faculty of 1000 Biology and Medicine, concluded that “practicing a musical instrument connects and develops the motor systems of the brain, refining the entire neurological system in ways that can’t be done through … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Living Room

It’s funny how, when reflecting on childhood memories, some adults recall the piano as a monstrous creature sitting in a corner of the living room.  The piano (or, more likely, the teacher) may have become a symbol to us of … Continue reading

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