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When Heinrich Engelhardt Steinway came to New York City in the 1850’s, the piano was a well established instrument. The British called the piano a Piano Forte and the Europeans, a Forte Piano which means loud-soft. Prior to this, the harpsichord was the instrument of choice but it was played at one volume only. At […]
Nik Jakob, a native of Switzerland, holds a degree in piano pedagogy from the Conservatory for Music in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a certified piano teacher with SMPV, Switzerland’s licensing board for music teachers. Nik has over fifteen years of teaching experience in public schools and private settings. He has been an active piano teacher […]
Looking for something fun to do and want to see some amazing talent perform in a beautiful setting? West Music and the University of Iowa School of Music are proud to present the Piano Sundays Concert Series at the Old Capitol Museum. Set in the historic Senate Chamber at the Old Capitol Museum, the performances […]
Yamaha NU1 Piano companies have long been in the pursuit of creating an economically-sized grand piano. Every pianist wants a grand piano in their home, but not every pianist has the space for one. The first attempt at a replacement was the tiny spinet piano. These pianos gave a meek, tinny sound. They had shorter […]
The piano of your dreams is waiting for you! Rent any new piano on our showroom floor for six months, and apply those payments toward the purchase of your piano. Choose from the best selection of pianos, including Steinway, Boston, Essex, Yamaha and Henry F. Miller. Try before you buy.Pick any piano on our showroom […]
Mei-Hsuan Huang, assistant professor of music in piano at Iowa state University, was recently named a Steinway & Sons Artist. This prestigious distinction was awarded due to Huang’s artistic and professional achievement and based on her distinguished career as a pianist. Kirk Davis, piano division director for West Music in Coralville, Iowa, presented this award […]
West Music received the Steinway Dealer of the Year award in June 2014 at a special awards ceremony in New York, New York. West Music is the exclusive dealer of Steinway, Boston, and Essex pianos in the state of Iowa. The Steinway Dealer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding performance in such areas as Steinway […]
In working to help educate my clients on what piano is best for them, I am often asked the following question. “Why do pianos cost so much?” Well, there are many reasons a piano costs what it does, but here are a few of the main ones for you to be aware of.
Steinway just posted a new YouTube video interview with John Paulson. Ben Niles, the producer of “Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037”, talked with John Paulson about his thoughts on Steinway Musical Instruments, why he purchased the company, and what his plans are for the future. If you’re a fan of Steinway, take […]