Pianos: The Bare Essentials
There is a vast difference in the touch, sound and pedaling
between electronic and acoustic pianos.
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
Adjustable benches are great for children and will 'grow' with your child. Please note that the artist bench does not adjust high enough to accomodate small children. I recommend #C02 for young children.
They are available from CPS Imports:
Guidelines for Buying a Piano
The following book is best described as the 'Consumer's Report
for Piano Purchasing'.
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