Fritz Pianos and Organs, Inc.

Music Notes

What To Look For In A Piano

Piano Girl1. Tone Quality: Listen to the piano you are considering. Avoid a harsh tone. Rather, seek a piano that is capable of projecting volume and yet still able to be played lightly to accommodate all styles of music and the ability of the player. Also, remember the size of the piano determines the tone quality as well. The larger the piano, the better the tone quality.

2. Tuning Stability and Scale Design: Your piano technician is an expert on this subject and will be happy to assist you. Questions such as: Will the piano stay in tune? How long will it hold its pitch? The pianos back-post construction frame and sound board are crucial to the life of the piano.

3. Touch: You must consider a piano with an equal touch both up and down the keyboard. Mostly, touch is a personal choice, however consistency in touch is crucial.

4. Life of the Piano: A piano may be an investment that lasts for your lifetime. Look for a quality, name brand piano and purchase from a reputable dealer. Service and maintenance of your piano are crucial to it's performance and the life of the piano. Ask what type of warranty the manufacturer provides. When making your selection, look for quality in workmanship and for quality materials.Grand Piano

5. Beauty: The piano must please you and as with all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Pianos are manufactured in many styles and finishes to compliment a variety of decorating styles. Selecting a classic design is always a good choice.

6. Value: Don't let appearance fool you! Examine the piano from the inside out. The inside of the piano needs to be as impressive as the outside. Always buy the best possible instrument that you can afford. The piano should be enjoyable to play and pleasing to the ear.

7. Reputation: Select a quality, brand named piano. Examine the manufacturer's warranty and purchase from a dealer that will stand behind the instrument.

Now get out there and play! It's never too late!