The New Era of American Piano Domination

“Are any pianos built in the United States?” is asked at least once a day in most piano stores. There was a time when there were literally hundreds of domestic piano builders – lead by Steinway & Sons in New York. This era lasted well over 100 years. In the 1960’s, Yamaha and Kawai in… Read more »

Spirio Ultimate Playlist June 2017

In June, Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano, dips into music from the best-selling band of all time, The Beatles. We are delighted to offer stylish arrangements of some of The Fab Four’s hits for Spirio. We also spotlight the wunderkind of the 18th century, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; a fine… Read more »

Spirio Ultimate Playlist May 2017

Spring has officially sprung here in Southwest Florida, and in addition to May flowers, we also have some great new music from Steinway Spirio to share. This month on Spirio, we focus on classic themes and songs made famous through feature films. From Disney hits to James Bond, to Film Noir — even the latest tunes from La… Read more »

Designer Style Player Piano

When appearance is as important as performance, the Designer Style installation ensures that your piano looks as good as it sounds – from any angle. Most player pianos, like PianoDisc and Yamaha Disklavier, mount unsightly boxes and wires under the piano. While the Cloud Player piano system is much cleaner and more simple, sometimes a piano may be positioned where the underside… Read more »

Steinway endorsement comes from an unlikely source

On January 28, 2017, the University of West Florida will celebrate their 11th year of being an All Steinway School – an honor their program director says has made a monumental difference for the institution. “For anyone who knows pianos, Steinways are the best of the best,” said junior Jonathan Adams. “The sound is better,… Read more »

Digital Piano Report

What does 2017 hold in store for digital pianos? As I prepared for my whirlwind trip to the NAMM Show – the music product industry’s biggest trade show and the biggest trade show on the West coast – I loaded my trusty backpack, as would an experienced mountain climber. Without the proper necessities; camera, headphones,… Read more »

Piano Partner 2 for iPad

Roland’s free and innovative app turns your iPad and Roland HP6 series, LX7 or LX17 digital hybrid piano into a powerful education and creativity package. Songs—Easy Access to Your Piano’s Onboard Song Library Roland’s latest LX and HP pianos offer more than 300 onboard songs, including popular classical pieces. The Songs tool in Piano Partner… Read more »

Steinway Society Scholarship Recipient wins MTNA Florida Competition

Chansik Youn, a junior at the FGCU Bower School of Music, has won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Piano Competition for the State of Florida. Youn, from Seoul, South Korea, is a student of Dr. Michael Baron and is the current recipient of the Steinway Piano Society’s scholarship. This prestigious competition attracts the… Read more »

The World’s First Voice Controlled Player Piano

I love technology. Actually, I love technology that makes life easier. Countless hours have been spent tweaking the light switches in my house to create just the right mood. Time for dinner? There’s an easy button for that. Time for bed? There’s a button for that too. Best of all, all of the scenes and switches… Read more »

Spirio Ultimate Playlist August 2016

When Steinway & Sons introduced Spirio – the first player piano that is indistinguishable from a live performance – they made some big promises. They promised that the music would be free. They promised that the library would be updated regularly.  They even promised music that you would actually want to listen to… and they… Read more »