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3 Pieces of Advice on Buying Your Child’s First Piano

Buying a new piano can be a daunting task, especially if you are not a pianist or musician yourself - it can be difficult to determine which piano to buy or whether you should invest in purchasing a piano at all. Contributed by Hiyori Matsushima for the Roland Australia Blog During my years of working in music retail, selling both acoustic and digital pianos, some of the most asked questions asked by parents (wondering aimlessly in the shop) were: 1) My child’s piano teacher said “Buy a piano with full size, weighted keys”. What does this mean? 2) Should I buy…

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The Parent’s Guide For Kids Starting To Learn Piano

Picture the scene… your smiling nine year old takes a bow from the stage to an applauding crowd at the school concert. It’s surely one of the proudest moments for any parent. Most likely, you’ve heard or read about the importance of learning music for children. But… you may be wondering, where to start? I…

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How Roland and Karimoku Carved a New Piano

KIYOLA is created by a unique collaboration of two companies from different industries. Electronic music instrument maker, Roland and furniture designer Karimoku – a furniture maker known for its deep understanding and love of timber. Karimoku’s goal is to create a piano that has great harmony with the home interior, and one that the player…

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Introducing the Kiyola Vol. 1 – How Roland and Karimoku Carved a New Piano

KIYOLA is created by a unique collaboration of two companies from different industries. Electronic music instrument maker, Roland and furniture designer Karimoku – a furniture maker known for its deep understanding and love of timber. Karimoku’s goal is to create a piano that has great harmony with the home interior, and one that the player…

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The Top 5 Benefits of Digital Sheet Music for Pianists

Discover the Advantages of Reading Music on Mobile Devices and PCs The age of digital sheet music has arrived! Now, pianists and other musicians can take advantage of all the benefits from virtually any computer or mobile device. Whether you’re a teacher giving private lessons, a gigging musician, or a student just starting out, there’s…

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Which Headphones Are Right For Me?

Headphones are one of the greatest technological creations of the 20th century. If you don’t think that’s true, take a look in any bus, train, street or park, in any town or city you like. You’ll spot people enjoying podcasts on their way to work, music while they’re jogging, or working via a business call…

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What Are The Benefits Of Learning Piano As A Child?

In this post, we continue our conversation with Yumi Sasada on the growth that parents can expect to see in their children from learning the piano from a young age. Contributed by Yumi Sasada for the Roland Japan Blog Although a variety of new types of learning activities have become available over the years, piano…

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Does Your Child Need To Practice Piano Everyday?

In this article, we continue our conversation with Yumi Sasada on the practicalities of home practicing and parent involvement. What we would like to discuss in this piece is whether your child needs to practice every day. Contributed by Yumi Sasada for the Roland Japan Blog One thought that comes to mind when we hear…

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Why Do Children Learn The Piano?

Once their child is enrolled in a pre-school or kindergarten, one of the things that parents may fret over is the potential learning activities for their children. Typically, most of us feel a bit anxious before starting something new. So before your child begins taking lessons, we would like to give you some useful tips….

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What Age Can A Child Start Piano Lessons?

Once their child is enrolled in a pre-school or kindergarten, one of the things that parents may fret over is the potential learning activities for their children. Typically, most of us feel a bit anxious before starting something new. So before your child begins taking lessons, we would like to give you some useful tips….

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Improve Your Aural Skills With Piano Partner 2

When it comes to playing the piano, (or any instrument!), your aural skills are one of the best things you can develop. Developing your aural skills can lead to better playing and better performances. If you’re playing with an ensemble, your ability to play with other musicians will increase as well. Plus, if you ever…