About The Piano
One of the most popular and versatile instruments in the world, the piano is used in nearly all forms of music including classical, jazz, pop and rock. Its full name is Pianoforte from the Italian meaning soft and loud, describing the instrument’s ability to be played both very quietly and very loudly. Pianos come in different forms and sizes such as the Grand Piano which is strung horizontally and the upright which is strung vertically.
- Keith Jarrett
- Tori Amos
- Elton John
- Leonard Bernstein
- Oscar Peterson
- Andre Previn
- Rowlf from the Muppets
The piano features in nearly every style of music either as a solo instrument or as part of bands, ensembles and duets. Some of the most popular composers of Classical Piano music are Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov.
Try Listening To…
- Chopin Preludes
- The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
- Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Did You Know…
A Concert Grand Piano weighs approximately 100stone, that’s the equivalent of about 10 adults.
Is The Piano For You?
Are you interested in being able to play the piano as a classical soloists? Perhaps you would like to learn Jazz improvisation? Are you a singer who would like to accompany yourself? Do you want to learn in order to help your understanding of music? Are you choosing an instrument for your child to learn?
There are many different reasons that people choose to learn the piano. At Cherry Pie Music we teach every different style and will always customise the lesson to suit the student, so that they learn exactly what they want to.
The piano is great for everyone, from very young children to the oldest of adults. As well as being great fun to learn, it also helps with coordination, posture, aural development and music reading. The piano is the perfect instrument to start with if you have never played anything before and is perfect even for the smallest of children.