Best 88 Key Weighted Keyboards in 2020

88 keys

Digital pianos and keyboards are excellent options for beginners. They are much less expensive and offer a great platform for players to learn the basics and expand upon their playing skills. SoCal Pianos showrooms in Ontario and Palm Desert, CA offer an extensive selection of digital pianos and keyboards. One of the main things to… Read more »

Grand Pianos vs Upright Pianos

grand piano vs upright piano

Today’s question is: should I invest in a new grand piano or an upright piano? Well, the answer is… complicated. We are not trying to be ambiguous, but there is simply not a simple, short answer to that question. Here at SoCal Pianos, we sell and rent many grand and upright pianos and we sell… Read more »

Different Piano Types: An Introduction and Pricing Guide

grand piano

Are you in the market for a new piano? If so, you’ve come to the right place. SoCal Pianos has served the needs in the Ontario and Palm Desert, CA areas for nearly three decades and we are committed to making sure our customers find the model that is just right for them. In determining… Read more »

SoCal Pianos Operations Update

SoCal Pianos Announcement: For nearly 30 years SoCal Pianos has taken pride in creating the best possible customer experience while maintaining the best possible working environment for our employees. To continue those priorities during this time of concern, and for the safety and convenience of our clients and staff, our SoCal Pianos locations in Ontario… Read more »

Yamaha vs. Kawai – The Real Story

yamaha piano kawai piano

Coke vs. Pepsi. Ali vs. Frazier. Ford vs. Chevy. These are but a few examples of famous competitions over the years. In our world of ebony and ivory here at SoCal Pianos, a famous competition/comparison that would be a good fit for that list is Yamaha vs. Kawai. We are proud to carry both –… Read more »

10 Of The Best Piano Songs Ever Written For The Ivories

piano love songs

Imagine if you could have been standing next to the piano pictured above when John Lennon performed his mega-hit “Imagine.” That would have been a goosebump moment, right? SoCal Pianos revels in those kinds of incredible piano moments and songs … there is just not much better music than a piano-driven classic love song. That… Read more »

Pianos – 5 Reasons to Rent

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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 »

The 5 Best Yamaha Pianos

Yamaha Piano Purchases

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 »

How To Choose The Right Piano

Piano Purchases

If you have decided to purchase a piano, your friends at 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 troublesome, we want to… Read more »

Why Do Pianos Have Black And White Keys?

Piano Black Keys

We sometimes get caught up in a world of absolutes, where everything is either right or wrong, black or white. The truth is, though, that much of the world is somewhere in between … a shade of gray. Of course, there are plenty of exceptions and one of those happens to be something SoCal Pianos… Read more »