Why a Digital Piano is Better in Cold Weather

Why a Digital Piano is Better in Cold Weather

Many people will already know this, but cold weather can be incredibly damaging to acoustic pianos. Changes in temperature in general will cause the wood in an acoustic piano to swell and shrink and the soundboard of the instrument is at risk of drying out. When a soundboard dries out, there will be a change to the sound and this is the beginning of the end for your piano. Continue reading “Why a Digital Piano is Better in Cold Weather”

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Despite the start of spring having officially made an appearance in the UK, to most of us living here it definitely still feels like winter. The sub-zero temperatures and snow flurries aren’t set to subside for a while so why not have a go at playing some winter jazz on your piano? Continue reading “Get Playing with some Winter Jazz”

Warming up in the Cold Weather

Warming Up in the Cold Weather

Warming up before playing the piano has never been more important than in this horrendously cold weather. Warming up is always important to get your fingers going – almost like a warm up before playing a sport. If you dive straight into playing the piano, especially if you are an accomplished player and start playing fiendishly fast or difficult pieces, you are likely to make mistakes and even cause damage to your fingers. In the cold weather, fingers are likely to be feeling stiff so giving them a god warm up is essential. Continue reading “Warming up in the Cold Weather”

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”