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How to Select the Perfect Piano

Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 4:35PM

How to Select the Perfect Piano












Perhaps you used to play piano as a kid, but life put that hobby on hold. Or maybe you’re just getting started with the instrument, regardless of your age.

Whatever your unique situation, the fact remains that playing piano is a timeless joy. In fact, some health experts say practicing and performing music can actually improve mood and help you live longer. What better reason to start playing, or pick up where you left off?

Of course, the first step is finding a piano to play. But not just any instrument will do. Instead, it’s best to find the right piano for your specific desires and requirements. Here’s how to get started:

Know Your Budget

As with any purchase, pianos come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and price tags. From inexpensive to luxury prized possessions, the first step in finding the right piano for you is to assess how much you’re willing to spend.

For instance, casual players might be content with a solid and functional piano that fits their basic needs. However, if you play professionally (or are looking to start), it might be wise to invest in a larger and more exquisite instrument that can help you secure performance events.

Regardless of price, it’s important to select a piano in good working order. Instruments in need of excessive repairs and tuning will quickly add unnecessary cost to your purchase.

Consider Space

Pianos range in size from a grand piano to a parlor player and everything in between. Along with budgetary requirements, the amount of space you’re able or willing to commit to a piano will determine the type of instrument you’ll decide on.

Some players have opted to forego large furniture or other décor in their homes, in order to fit their pianos into certain rooms. Whatever your choice and space limitations, don’t let logistics get in the way of fully enjoying the instrument.

While you might be wondering how to move a piano, the fact is that there are many safe, convenient, and affordable methods. That includes partnering with a trusted and dependable piano moving company. 

Evaluate Your Playing Style

As mentioned, it’s wise to first determine how and when you’ll use your piano. Consider that the soundboard and length of strings are integral factors in the overall sound the instrument can produce.

That means a grand piano produces greater volume and resonance than a smaller instrument. Still, these pianos are typically used to play classical music. If you’ll be playing mostly jazz, pop, or another genre, you may want to see another style.

Also, consider that smaller pianos have fewer keys. This could be important, depending on your desired octave range and other factors. On the other hand, children and beginner piano players might benefit from (and be less intimidated by) pianos with fewer keys.

Assess All Options

In the end, the “perfect” piano is the one that’s best for you. That stated, and whatever your specific situation, it’s important not to let price or any other factor get in the way of accomplishing your musical goals.

Some folks own a piano that’s currently stored in another locale. That’s when using a piano delivery service makes sense. Since 1935, we’ve helped countless people across the country safely and efficiently move their pianos. Fully licensed and insured, our trucks are specifically-engineering for transporting these majestic instruments.

In addition, our climate-controlled and security-monitored warehouses ensure your piano is protected and secure at all times. That’s partly why we’re known as the most reliable and reputable California piano movers. We ship and pickup from anywhere in the contiguous United States. International shipments can also be arranged, as well as shipping to or from Alaska or Hawaii.

Contact us today to learn more about how convenient, affordable, and safe it is to transport your piano with Modern Piano Moving.

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Milton Heads South  Tennessee, US

Apr 27 2023 

This is the second time we have moved "Milton" with Modern and both times have been a great success. Thank you for treating my piano like it was your own family heirloom.