MUSIC LESSONS - PIANO
Still one of the most popular instruments today, with the first piano constructed made in 1698 by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy. The name ‘piano’ is actually a nickname for the full Italian name of the instrument, which is ‘pianoforte’. This longer name was given to the instrument based on its ability to play notes very quietly (piano) or very loudly (forte).
The piano is known as the “King of the Instruments” because its range goes from the lowest note that you can play on a double-bassoon to the highest note that you can play on a piccolo, which means this single instrument covers a full orchestral range! It is generally considered to be a member of the percussion family because it only makes noise when a hammer hits a string. There are 7500 working parts in the body of each piano, and 230 strings required for a piano to make its full range of sound.
Digital pianos are a type of keyboard designed to be a smaller more portable option than an acoustic piano but feel and look the same, but they do not require tuning and are not affected by temperature or humidity like traditional pianos. Digital pianos can also mimic the sounds of several instruments such as pipe organs or grand pianos.
To book in, or for extra information, please call us on (07) 3889 9400 or drop in and see us at 302 South Pine Road, Brendale.