Welcome in June with a tune on your digital piano

We don’t know about you, but here at Chase Direct we think this year has gone incredibly quickly so far. We can’t believe that it is June already! In celebration of June and entering the summer months, we have been playing our most upbeat and summery tunes on our digital pianos. Continue reading “Welcome in June with a tune on your digital piano”

Yamaha P Series Digital Pianos New Releases

Yamaha P Series Digital Pianos New Releases

It has been a while since Yamaha added any new digital pianos to their popular P Series. It would come as no surprise then if Yamaha announced the arrival of new additions to the P Series family next week at the Frankfurt Muskmesse 2018.

If history is anything to go by, the new models will be named the Yamaha P-55 to take the place of the Yamaha P-45, and the Yamaha P-125 will replace the Yamaha P-115.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist

Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist

Most of us know Sir Anthony Hopkins for portraying Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs films and his work in Shakespeare plays. Last week, it transpired that Hopkins is also a competent pianist as well as an Oscar winning actor. Continue reading “Sir Anthony Hopkins – An Unlikely Pianist”

Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Countless articles are available online about pianos in public places. Earlier this month a video of one of these pianos being played went viral. Filmed in Toulouse-Blagnac airport by an unrelated member of the public, the video shows two strangers making beautiful music together. Continue reading “Airport Piano marks the beginning of a Beautiful Partnership”

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”

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys

Since their rise to fame a number of years ago, the Piano Guys have continued to release new songs and videos and their number of fans has continued to rise. They are currently underway with a US tour and many fans in the UK are hoping for the release of European tour dates in the near future. The Piano Guys continue to be one of the most popular classical and popular music mash up groups on the internet and hold much promise for the future. Continue reading “The Piano Guys”

Timeless Japanese poems revived for digital piano

They’re reaped in deep history and culture, and now timeless Japanese Waka poems, dating back from the 13th century, are being revived for a   modern day instrument – the digital piano.

Japanese waka poems have been revived for the digital piano era
Reaped in history…13th century poems revived for digital piano

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Lost Battle of Trafalgar music sheet to be replayed after 200 years

A long forgotten piece of piano sheet music depicting the story of the battle of Trafalgar is on course for being replayed for the first time in 200 years, in a small town in Cambridgeshire. 

Battle of Trafalgar sheet music to be replayed for first time in over 200 years
Dedicated….Quentin Robinson hopes some music loving fans in his local town can recreate the sheet music

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YouTube Piano musicians reach 1 billion views

A popular American musical group, known as “The Piano Guys“, have completed a feat which is up there with the likes of Justin Bieber and Katy Perry – they’ve just racked up an impressive 1 billion views on YouTube.

Views keep on coming - YouTube sensations - the piano guys reach 1 billion views
Playing the right notes – The Piano Guys have racked up an impressive 1 billion hits on their YouTube Channel

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How to make piano practice fun

Learning the digital piano isn’t alwas riviting. The words “practicing” and “fun” don’t usually go together.  The facts are practice takes time, effort and an abundance of patience. But that doesn’t mean it always has to be boring. Below are some highlighted top tips to try and bring some fun back into tinkling those ivory keys!

Fun ways to make piano practicing bearable
Break the cycle of the dull piano practice, and make learning fun again

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