Have A Beginner? Digital Pianos May Work.
For many years, piano teachers recommended that their students learn to play on an acoustic piano only, rather than an electronic/digital piano. Although most teachers still prefer an acoustic, many have added digital pianos to their instruction, due to the improved quality of digital instruments.
Buying a piano can be a daunting task, simply because there are now so many new models from which to choose; so, following are some facts that might be of help. Since pianos last for so many years, especially if they are well cared for, it is important to buy a quality piano, even for the beginning student. It is also important to note that the value of a piano depreciates very little, again dependent upon its regular tuning and care.
Concentration, coordination, correctness, confidence, creativity, capability, competence: all are traits developed by piano students as they travel their musical journey to reach full potential and achieve many rewards as pianists, whatever their ages.
Younger students can learn many things beyond making music as they pursue music education; “ they begin to learn discipline, concentration, and hand-eye coordination, as well as rhythmic skills and the importance of staying with a task,” writes Cynthia Briggs, a clinical psychologist and music therapist.
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At Meyer Music, the belief is that there’s a perfect piano for every aspiring pianist. That’s why we hand-pick the brands that appeal to the unique and diverse needs of piano players in Kansas City and all across them midwest.
Beginning violin and viola players are required to purchase a shoulder rest when they rent an instrument for school; but since there are several options from which to select, students and parents often ask, “which one should I choose?”
By Clif Walker, Associate Director of Bands & Director of Percussion Studies – Blue Springs High School
There are many great stick and mallet companies in the world. At Blue Springs High School we use Innovative Percussion due to the superior variety and availability of both quality product and service. The recommendations below can easily be translated into similar products offered by different companies.