How to save a 100-year-old piano

How to save a 100-year-old piano

When an instrument speaks across generations, sometimes it takes a village to save it. Sometimes when an inanimate object has been around for a long time, it takes on a life of its own. Oh, if the 99-year-old Steinway piano at Roosevelt High School could talk, the...
The world’s smallest grand piano

The world’s smallest grand piano

Made by video game legends Sega of all people, the world’s smallest grand piano sounds delightfully cute (if you can actually manage to play it). As you can see, it’s a slavishly recreated version of a normal grand piano, but it just so happens to be 25cm wide as...
What’s a “Left-Handed Piano”?

What’s a “Left-Handed Piano”?

I’ve heard of left-handed guitars and other left-handed tools, but a left-handed piano? It’s a bit mind-bending to watch, but it’s a thing. And it plays Tchaikovsky. Left-handed pianist Christopher Seed believed that the whole left side of his body...
Steinway’s Spirio: A New Player Piano Trend?

Steinway’s Spirio: A New Player Piano Trend?

The start of a player piano renaissance? The digital revolution has upset a lot of industries, but perhaps none more so than the music industry. With file sharing and streaming via subscription services the norm, the sight of vast collections of CDs stacked up around...
Swiss Physicist Discovers Chopin’s Piano

Swiss Physicist Discovers Chopin’s Piano

The idea that the one-and-only Chopin played, taught and composed on this newly “discovered” piano is pretty darn cool…and hats off to the Swiss physicist who found it! A grand piano that actually sat in Frederic Chopin’s living room in Paris was...