What’s a Silent Piano & How Do They Work?

What’s A Silent Piano & How Do They Work

What’s a Silent Piano & How Does it Work? Learning a new instrument takes time and practice, so ample opportunities are available to grace those around the student with all the missed and sour notes. It’s probably a safe bet that many parents would like to have had a silent piano while their child was… Read more »

How Can I Practice Piano at Night?

How Can I Practice Piano At Night

How to Practice the Piano Quietly Practice makes perfect. Many of us have probably heard that a time or two while growing up. Maybe we’ve even used the saying on our own children or someone else who was struggling to stay focused on perfecting a craft, musical instrument or hobby.  Finding the time for piano… Read more »

The Origin of the Piano – Who & When It Was Built

The Origin Of The Piano Who & When It Was Built

Who Built the First Piano & When? If you’ve ever wondered who invented the piano and the history of this beautiful instrument, you’re in the right place! Before the piano, there was the harpsichord, which looks like the early pianos in that there is a case of similar shape and a keyboard. Sound is produced… Read more »

What Are the Best Beginner Songs to Learn on Piano

Beginner Piano

What Songs Are Best for Beginning Pianists to Learn? Piano aficionados say it’s easy to learn the basics of piano playing, but it’s probably the hardest musical instrument to master. Some beginner piano players often quit before giving themselves or the piano a fair shake. Many have unrealistic expectations that they’ll be playing like Liberace… Read more »

Is The Decision To Buy A Secondhand Piano A Good One?

Used Pianos for Sale in Los Angeles

We get asked this question all the time: is investing in a used piano a wise decision? The short answer is yes, because there are many fine secondhand pianos that are still in excellent condition and will hold their value. A longer version of that answer is still yes, but the buyer needs to do… Read more »

Can You Try Out A Piano In A Piano Store?

Piano Store In Southern California

SoCal Pianos, Southern California’s trusted piano store and piano experts since 1990, can help you with your piano purchase or rental. We offer many options to make sure you find the right piano for you and your family and also to help you fit the cost into your budget. Piano Rental Services in Southern California… Read more »

Pianos Rentals – Why You Should Rent Instead of Buy

piano rentals

There are plenty of situations where the case can be made for buying rather than renting. Cars, appliances, and furniture come to mind, right? It’s a general rule: why pay to rent something and have to return it when you can buy it and have something to show for your money? Your friends at SoCal… Read more »

5 Best Yamaha Pianos – Deciding Which One to Purchase

best yamaha pianos

Yamaha is an iconic Japanese brand name that is translated in English as “mountain leaf or blade.” Its history can be traced back to 1887 when founder Torakusa Yamaha repaired a broken reed organ. Soon after, he finished work on the first reed organ to be built in Japan. From those simple beginnings, the Yamaha… Read more »

Purchasing a Piano? How to Choose the Right One

piano stores in southern california

If you have decided to purchase a piano, your friends at your go-to piano store, SoCal Pianos, say this: congratulations! We are confident this decision will lead you down a road of enjoyment and musical fulfillment. We also say this: choosing the right piano purchases is critical to paving that road. As this can be… Read more »