Why Study Piano?
Piano lessons are a fundamental way to gain a broad appreciation of music. However, the real benefits that arise from playing the piano are primarily non-musical. A piano student learns to read two lines of music, use both ears, arms, legs, feet and all ten fingers, with the brain giving each body part a different assignment to perform simultaneously. No other activity allows a child to exercise all of these skills in such a constructive manner. Piano lessons, therefore, develop coordination in both mind and muscles, which transfers to many daily activities. This includes improved hand-eye coordination, greater enjoyment and ability in sports, and the full use of both left and right sides of the brain.
As a student begins to experience the benefits of concentration and coordination, he or she begins to experience a sense of confidence. Completing a difficult task is very rewarding and allows the student to feel good about what she has accomplished. Learning to play the piano is one of the best methods of instilling confidence in children and adults alike. Concentration, coordination, and confidence form the foundation for helping students grow.
One recent MIT study determined that the cerebral cortex of a concert pianist is enlarged by 30% on average compared to people that are considered intellectuals, but who did not have instrumental music education. Another CA study found that 75% of Silicon Valley CEO’s had instrumental music education as a child. It is not as important for a student to play a piece of music with perfection as it is for him or her to develop to the best of his or her abilities. The piano is an educational tool that can help accelerate a child’s development and help adults maintain and gain benefits in brain age. On top of all of this, it is one of the most fun and rewarding hobbies anyone can pursue. So why not take piano lessons? It is a ‘no brainer!’
Kawai America Corporation
Kawai was founded in 1927 by Koichi Kawai, a gifted piano craftsman, in Hamamatsu, Japan. From its humble beginnings, the company has grown to become one the largest and best known musical instrument companies in the world.
Kawai America Corporation (established in 1963) and Kawai Canada Music offer a complete line of pianos, digital pianos and professional keyboards to musicians across the United States and Canada through a network of authorized dealers. From our North American headquarters in southern California, Kawai America and Kawai Canada manage instrument sales, advertising, marketing, artist relations and technical services. Both companies also oversee independent sales and service representatives located throughout the United States and Canada.
Kawai’s authorized independent retailers are carefully chosen based on their ability to provide expert sales and service of Kawai instruments to our valued customers in North America. Our online retailers are chosen with similar care. We hope they will provide you with a thorough and engaging introduction to Kawai quality.
The Winners Choice
Kawai pianos have reached the pinnacle of international acclaim. Found on concert stages throughout the world, they continue to be selected by gold medal winners and finalists at prestigious international piano competitions across the globe.
In 1997, Kawai became the first in the piano industry to receive ISO 14001, the world’s foremost certification for excellence in environmental management. Awarded first to Kawai’s Ryuyo Grand Piano Facility, then to the company’s Maisaka Upright Piano Factory and most recently to Kawai’s Märchen Digital Piano Facility, ISO 14001 recognized exceptional achievement in reforestation, energy conservation, waste reduction and natural resource preservation. This unceasing pursuit of environmental excellence is an integral part of Kawai’s commitment to the future – and to our world.
Kawai has earned a reputation as the technological leader in digital pianos with the highly acclaimed Concert Artist Series and Concert Performer Ensemble Series pianos. In addition, the celebrated ES Series and MP Series Stage Pianos continue to be top choices for performing musicians. Having received over ten prestigious international awards for technological excellence, Kawai has become the most decorated manufacturer of digital pianos in the industry.
Innovative Piano Action One of Kawai’s most important innovations is the use of ABS Styran plastic in the manufacture of action parts. ABS-Carbon, the new composite material in our revolutionary Millennium III Action, combines the long-term stability of ABS Styran (a composite used in Kawai actions for over 40 years) with the extraordinary strength of carbon fiber. ABS-Carbon produces more dynamic power, greater durability, improved control and unparalleled speed to enhance the playing experience. Read what Larry Fine’s Piano Book has to say about it.
It is this continuing vision for the future, and a diversity of fine products distributed to more than 80 countries around the globe, that has earned Kawai its place among the world’s preeminent musical instrument companies.
Hallet, Davis & Co. Pianos
Performance, Beauty, and an Affordable Price equals one of the best values in the piano industry!
Performance – Hallet, Davis pianos offer German scale designs, high quality hammers and the consistent touch of a finely regulated action. The soundboard, the piano’s “speaker”, is made of solid spruce for producing beautiful, satisfying tone. Proper touch response and reliable and consistent performance are yours with the Hallet, Davis piano.
Beauty – Beyond being a fine musical instrument, your new piano is also a beautiful piece of furniture, which enhances your home for many years to come. Hallet, Davis pianos offer you a choice of walnut, mahogany or ebony in a satin or high polish finish or mahogany veneers, in satin or high luster, as well as traditional ebony polish.
Value –By combining the best of the old world and the new, European design, American oversight, and Chinese labor costs, Hallet Davis is able to offer a fine piano that represents one of the best values in a new piano today. Come in and experience the Hallet, Davis and Co. piano for yourself. It may be the perfect choice for your family.
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