Pianos: The Bare Essentials
It is highly recommended that students of classical music have
access to an acoustic piano. Keep
in mind it is possible to rent pianos; please check reputable
stores in your area for more information.
Tune pianos at least twice each year. Humidity should remain as
constant as possible. 42% relative
humidity is considered ideal. Placement of piano: ideally, on
an interior wall and not in direct sunlight.
For more information, including a list of piano technicians in
your area, please consult the
Piano Technician's Guild.
Adjustable Piano Benches
One source for benches online is CPS Imports:
Guidelines for Buying a Piano
The following book is best described as the 'Consumer's Report
for Piano Purchasing'.
The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano
Larry Fine, Foreword by Keith Jarrett
An Annual Supplement to The Piano Book is also available in electronic
There is a vast difference in the touch, sound and pedaling
between electronic and acoustic pianos.