Playing the Piano
The piano is one of the most widely played instruments available, and rightfully so: it makes a wonderful accompaniment to other instruments, and can stand on its own as a solo instrument. Whether you want your child to start playing, or wish you’d never stopped your piano lessons years ago, the Web can help you find what you need to start tinkling those ivories.
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Buying a piano is a major purchase but the Web makes it easy to research your options. Use the sites in this section to get tips on buying a piano, and find popular locations for purchasing both pianos and piano music.
- If you’re not sure what type of piano you’d like to buy, a directory like the one on Piano.com can be a great place to browse a long list of piano makers and dealers.
- Companies that sell pianos, such as Eckroth Music, frequently sell piano music.
, the Web site of the National Piano Foundation, offers some advice on things to check and questions to ask when buying a piano.
To buy pianos and piano supplies …
The Piano Technicians Guild
provides a list of piano manufacturers with links to their respective Web sites. In some instances, Web sites for individual manufacturers have sections for dealers that sell that particular brand of piano.
is a central location to search for various upright and grand pianos, electric keyboards and organs around the United States.
Concert Pitch Piano Services
sells an array of piano supplies and accessories, including benches and stools, polishes and cleaners, piano covers and more. Click on the category that interests you to start shopping.
To find a piano tuner or piano mover …
Piano at Pepper
sells various genres of piano music, and makes it easy to find the music you want in age-appropriate categories. Hover your mouse over the “Methods” button at the left to find music for kids, teens and adults.
Portland Music Company
sells piano music from publishers like John Thompson, Bastien and Alfred. Search for music for the holidays or for scores from musicals, movies and Broadway plays.
sells music from the Suzuki Piano School. Use the links on the left navigation bar to browse products.
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