A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History

A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History

Back in January, a Royal piano came to the attention of the public eye after it was put up for auction at Sherwood Phoenix. The Broadwood boudoir grand piano once belonged to Queen Victoria and has been passed through several owners since its delivery to Buckingham Palace back in 1887. Continue reading “A Royal Piano with a Fascinating History”

The Hibaku Pianos

The Hibaku Pianos

Many people are unaware that there are pianos that survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945, but there are in fact six of these pianos. These six pianos are collectively known as the ‘Hibaku Pianos’ and one of them was played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert back in December 2017. The Hibaku piano that was played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert is a Yamaha upright piano that was built in 1938. Continue reading “The Hibaku Pianos”

Finding a Holiday Home on Airbnb with a Piano

Finding a Holiday Home with a Piano

Have you ever wanted to go away on holiday, but been aware of your impending piano exam on your return? Surely having a piano at your Airbnb holiday destination would be an excellent solution which would allow you to enjoy your holiday while still squeezing in a little much needed piano preparation. Continue reading “Finding a Holiday Home on Airbnb with a Piano”

Lara Melder Plays in Nottingham

Lara Melda Plays in Nottingham

If anyone in Nottingham finds themselves at a loose end this morning then consider going to see Lara Melda play an exciting programme of piano music at the Royal Concert Hall (NG1 5ND). The concert starts at 11am and tickets are priced at £10. The price of the ticket includes tea, coffee, and cake so there is no good reason not to go! Continue reading “Lara Melder Plays in Nottingham”

Piano Factory Tours

Piano Factory Tours

At Chase Direct you can find an amazing range of top quality digital pianos from various brands including Chase’s own brand, Yamaha, and Kawai. Interestingly, both Yamaha and Kawai offer factory tours where you can go and see where the magic happens and watch the process of a piano being built. Continue reading “Piano Factory Tours”

A Digital Piano for Mothering Sunday

Whatever happens in the coming weeks, don’t let Valentine’s Day distract you away from Mothering Sunday! This year Mothering Sunday is on the 11th March which means there is still plenty of time to get something sorted for your mother to show her how much you love and appreciate her!

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Want a Grand Piano? Try the Chase CDP-345 Digital Piano

Have You Always Wanted a Grand Piano?

If your lifelong visions of owning your very own grand piano have been ruined by the small size of your home, the Chase CDP-345 Digital Piano could be the ultimate fit for you and your family. There is plenty of performance in this compact instrument, and it has been sampled from a top end grand piano, ensuring that you get the best possible sound. Judicious pianists will achieve the faithful acoustic tone and feel they are after with this wonderful electric piano to keep them inspired. Improving players and beginners will get all of the tools they need to progress; from high quality built in stereo speakers, a headphone jack, to a selection of different voices. The Chase CDP345 isn’t just designed to fit in your apartment, it is designed to fit your life, whatever stage you might be at and whatever your needs are. Continue reading “Want a Grand Piano? Try the Chase CDP-345 Digital Piano”

Play Me I’m Yours – Ten Years On

Play Me I’m Yours – The Movement

Ten years ago British Artist Luke Jerram started the sensational movement of the ‘ Play Me I’m Yours ’  pianos which can now be found all over the world. Ten years ago it was unclear if the movement would take off, but over the years it has become a raging success. Continue reading “Play Me I’m Yours – Ten Years On”

How Much Should I Practise My Piano?

How Much Do You Already Practise?

Most piano teachers will advise their pupils to practise for twenty minutes at least three times a week, but in reality how much do piano pupils really practise? Any child who learns at school and is left to their own devices probably doesn’t practise for the recommended amount of time, which of course will slow down their learning process. Older children and adults who are learning the piano of their own desire (rather than that of their parents) are much more likely to practise for longer and get the most out of their lessons. Anyone who goes on to study the piano at Music College or university will practise for up to ten hours a day for a minimum of five days a week. Continue reading “How Much Should I Practise My Piano?”

How Clean is Your Piano?

Is Your Piano Clean?

Have you ever wondered what the best way is to clean your piano? Hopefully, the answer is yes. If you play your piano regularly then it’s likely to be covered in germs and need a regular clean. If you are guilty of not playing your piano an awful not then it’s probably got a layer of dust on it. Either way, all pianos need a bit of TLC every now and again whether they are a frequently used instrument or an elaborate ornament that simply adds an air of sophistication to your front room. Continue reading “How Clean is Your Piano?”