How to Spend A Snow Day

How to Spend A Snow Day

This week, most of the UK has been blanketed in snow, resulting in a snow day (or multiple snow days) for many. Those who have children will probably have filled their days with snowman building, sledging, and other child friendly shenanigans with more snowy fun to come as the cold weather continues… but what about the rest of us? Continue reading “How to Spend A Snow Day”

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”

Peter Bence

Peter Bence

Since its release back in 2017, Despacito has taken the world by storm. Youtube is now full of alternative versions, mash-ups, and covers of this catchy song, and one of the most popular versions is that by the Hungarian pianist, Peter Bence. Continue reading “Peter Bence”

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”

Getting a Piano to the Sky Bar

If you have ever been to a ‘ sky bar ’ and seen a piano up there, you will probably have wondered how on earth it came to be there. A Sky Bar, as hinted at in the name, is usually on the top floor of a tall building, and many large cities have one. In the UK there are multiple such bars in Manchester, Birmingham, and London. They all host cocktail and jazz nights regularly, so there is usually a need for a grand piano to create the most authentic atmosphere for the occasion. Continue reading “Getting a Piano to the Sky Bar”

The Differences Between a Digital Piano and a Keyboard

Do you know the difference between a digital piano and a keyboard?

Working in a piano shop for a number of years has made one thing desperately obvious to me: people don’t understand the differences between digital pianos and keyboards. I regularly talk to customers who tell me they need a keyboard because their child has just started to learn the piano at school. I usually probe a little further and find out what kind of piano the school has – the answer is almost always an acoustic upright piano.

A digital piano is the instrument that is actually needed, and there are a number of reasons why a keyboard is not a suitable instrument to practice the piano on, but here are the top two:

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