The piano is an acoustic, stringed keyboard instrument. It can play solo, in orchestras, in chamber ensembles and accompanies instrumentalists and singers. It is used in every style of Western music and has a range of pitches from low to high. It makes a noise by the strings being struck by felt hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.
Below is further information on the piano. These links are just a starting point, although every effort has been made to ensure their quality Chetham’s does not accept responsibility or liability for the individual or company linked.
European Piano Teacher’s Association : Information on where to find a teacher, festivals and competitions and CPD for piano teachers.
Learn to play the Piano virtually
Remember that nothing aids progress more than an experienced and knowledgeable teacher and there is no substitute for practice. When choosing a teacher always check qualifications, references, DBS checks and consider a trial lesson. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their approach and ensure you have fun learning your chosen instrument.
Musicians that inspire us:
Don’t forget to check out your local music shop and music hub as well!
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