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Feeling Overstrung?

Feeling Overstrung?

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 – West Music Conservatory

Nik Jakob – West Music Conservatory

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 […]

The Hybrid Experience

The Hybrid Experience

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 […]

Rent a Piano from West Music

Rent a Piano from West Music

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 […]

Why do Pianos Cost so Much?

Why do Pianos Cost so Much?

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.