Piano as a Family Tradition

Posted on: Thursday, May 14th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

You may, perhaps, be familiar with the famous American piano compositions that have been featured in performance theatres, movies and cartoons, even the classical ones. It’s no doubt that songs like, “The Entertainer” and “Rhapsody in Blue” have helped shape the American sound into what

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Which Digital Piano Is Best For You?

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

  First, what is a digital piano?  Digitals use state of the art digital technology to imitate, both the sound and the feel, of an acoustic piano, basically by replacing the string and other sound producing elements with..well, digital technology. Many digitals today do an

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Coronavirus Protection Procedure for Piano Keys

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

With the current COVID-19 pandemic running across the globe, we here at Hollywood Piano want to remind everyone to stay safe and understand the importance of keeping your instruments sanitary. Here is our ‘how-to’ video on cleaning your piano’s keys. Cleaning the keys on your

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Did you know Wagner and Liszt worked in the same small German town?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Hollywood Piano is proud to be the exclusive Southern California representative of one of the most widely praised piano manufacturers on the planet; Steingraeber and Sohne. The only piano company in the world where the 7th generation of the family is, hands on, running the

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Who Is Petrof?

Posted on: Sunday, March 8th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

DID YOU KNOW..that Hollywood Piano was the largest Petrof piano dealer in North America for ten years straight from the mid 90’s to the mid 2000’s? After many years we will once again be featuring these incredible pianos exclusively for all of Southern California. Because

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Who Invented the Piano?

Posted on: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Bartolomeo Cristofori became famous as the inventor of the piano. He was born on May 4th, 1655 in Padua. There are hardly any sources that give reliable information about Cristofori’s family, early life, or education. This part of his life remains hidden in mystery. It

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A Piano Is Made in 6 Steps

Posted on: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Clavichords and Harpsichords were the dominant keyboard instruments of the early Baroque period. Though pleasant in sound, these instruments were dynamically unable to translate the composer’s work because you could only play at one volume. This also became an issue with ensemble pieces in general

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Massimo Salotti

Posted on: Thursday, February 20th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

This week Hollywood Piano is happy to introduce you to our very special guest, Massimo Salotti!     Massimo Salotti is a classical pianist and composer from Italy.   He obtained his Master in Music very young at the Istituto Musicale “L. Boccherini”, in Lucca, under

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Presidents and Their Pianos Both In And Out Of The Whitehouse

Posted on: Monday, February 17th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

what kind of piano does/did your favorite President own?   George Washington (1789 – 1797) owned a Longman & Broderi Harpsichord (Sr. #735) and a Schoen & Vinsen Pianoforte John Adams (1797 – 1801) owned a Currier & Company piano Thomas Jefferson (1801 – 1809)

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Why Should You Learn Piano?

Posted on: Saturday, February 15th, 2020  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Art is medicative. For as long as we can remember, humanity has used music as a tool for the expression of our emotive sides. It also has the great power of tapping into a listener’s feelings to ease anxiety. Of course this doesn’t seem too

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