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Choosing Your First Piano: A Guide for Beginners

 

If you’re thinking of learning to play the piano, congratulations! You’re in for a fun and rewarding journey. But before you dive into the world of keys and chords, you need to choose a piano. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one for you. In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of choosing your first piano.

  1. Determine your budget

The first step in choosing a piano is to determine how much you’re willing to spend. Pianos come in a wide range of prices, from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. While you don’t want to spend more than you can afford, keep in mind that a quality piano will last you many years, so it’s worth investing in one that will meet your needs.

  1. Decide between an acoustic or digital piano

The next step is to decide between an acoustic or digital piano. Acoustic pianos are traditional instruments that use strings, hammers, and pedals to produce sound. Digital pianos, on the other hand, use electronic means to produce sound. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important to consider what you’re looking for in a piano before making a decision.

  1. Consider the size and weight of the piano

Once you’ve decided on an acoustic or digital piano, you’ll need to consider the size and weight of the instrument. If you’re planning to move the piano around, you may want to opt for a lighter, more portable option. If you have a dedicated space for your piano, you can opt for a larger, heavier instrument.

  1. Look for a good touch and sound

When choosing a piano, it’s important to pay attention to both the touch and the sound of the instrument. The touch should feel comfortable and responsive, while the sound should be rich and full. Try playing a few different pianos to find one that feels and sounds right for you.

  1. Get professional advice

Finally, it’s a good idea to get advice from a professional piano dealer or teacher. They can help you navigate the various options and find a piano that fits your needs and budget. They can also offer you advice on the best brands and models to consider.

In conclusion, choosing your first piano can be a big decision, but with a little research and some expert advice, you can find the perfect instrument for you. Good luck and happy playing!

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We use both acoustic and digital pianos for our piano lessons

Latest Piano Recital

Checkout some scenes from our latest piano recital. We love creating these experiences for our students!

Scenes from our 2019 Summer Recital!

We had a blast at the summer recital, with more students performing than ever before! We encourage all students in our music lessons programs to perform at our recitals twice a year. Each recital day is divided into two separate recitals, one for piano and one for strings with an intermission between performances. We teach guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, bass, voice, and banjo lessons at our Point Loma studio in San Diego. Contact us for info about recitals and our lesson programs!

Tijuana Luthier “Guitarras Sevillano”

Recently we visited the guitar building workshop of Guitarras Sevillanos in Tijuana. That’s a pretty famous name in the region for custom built stringed instruments including classical and steel string guitars, vihuelas, guitarrones, the Cuban tres, and more. We are having a small “octave” guitar built which will look just like a small nylon string guitar but will be tuned up one octave, for more of a ukulele sound. Many of our teachers and students own instruments from Sevillano, so it was a real treat to get to meet luthier David Sevillano Vargas, the third generation of Sevillano builders, and commission a guitar from him. If you have a chance you should definitely pay them a visit!

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The “taller” or guitar making workshop.

 

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Building a guitarron, a mariachi band instrument.

Recital Photos

Photographer Katie Fisher was on hand at our Summer Recital to get photos of all our student performers. Here’s a sample, and you can see more photos on our Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus pages!

Student Summer Recital

We had a fantastic time at the Summer Recital on June 10! Congratulations to all the students who performed! We had an entire “mini recital” of our piano students who showcased what they’ve been learning in their lessons, after which our guitar and ukulele students took to the stage for performances in a wide range of styles. Some great singing too! We’ll see you at the next recital!

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Concert with Classical Guitarist Flavio Cucchi at Point Loma Assembly November 19th

Here are some photos from our November 19th concert at the Point Loma Assembly with Italian Classical Guitarist Flavio Cucchi and our own Alex Meyers. It was a great show that was enjoyed by all that attended!!!!

Look for his next album of Chick Corea’s “Children’s Songs” on the Naxos label out in January 2018

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From Florence Italy, for one night only, Flavio Cucchi

Paper Moon Music and Rock and Roll San Diego present an evening with Italian classical guitar maestro Flavio Cucchi on Sunday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at Point Loma Assembly.    Don’t miss this eclectic program of classic and contemporary works from Vivaldi to Chick Corea and beyond!   Tickets:  $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at:  flavio.brownpapertickets.com

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